Drought: El Niño is not the cavalry

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CAPITOL WEEKLY, BY KIT BATTEN AND MARK LUBELL POSTED 11.18.2015

(Ed’s Note: The following is the first in a series of several articles on California water issues from experts at UC Davis.)

The drought has reminded us of how truly adaptable Californians are and must continue to be. Even if this El Niño brings California an unusually wet winter, continuing to invest in science-based drought-related policy is essential to California’s continued success as a global innovation economy, a leader in environmental and public health, and being a darn nice place to live. El Niño is not the cavalry, and we need to resist the tendency of human beings and political systems to overweight short-term events. To read the complete article, click here.