Blame? And the answer is…

Our state’s population now exceeds 38 million, which is 12 million more than the next most populous state, Texas (which is much larger in area).  And too many of us believe that bigger equals better.  Bigger houses.  Bigger flat screen TV’s.  Bigger burgers.  And Americans are literally the biggest people in the world.

Our economy is built on growth.  Every business wants more customers and more profit. Every employee wants a bigger paycheck and more benefits.  And so on it goes.  And California is projected to continue to grow.

California’s growth began to accelerate with the gold rush which began in 1848.  A new golden frontier with beautiful coastlines, mountains and a mild climated–beckoned.  (There were a few pesky Indians, too.)  Ummmm, but not much water–especially in the most desirable areas.  And so began various projects to capture and divert water from other places, so that new cities could grow.  Two of the largest began in 1913–Hetch Hetchy (which supplies water from Yosemite to San Francisco), and the LA Aqueduct (a major source for Los Angeles water).  To sustain a new population, you need a steady, reliable source of water.  And so we got very good at pumping water out of the ground without really knowing how much was there, and what the consequences would be.

Because of the bigger is better mentality, politicians fought for water.  After all, a city can’t grow without water.  After a long battle with environmental groups like the Sierra Club, the beautiful Tuolumne River in Yosemite was dammed and the water pumped to San Francisco.  Meanwhile what some call “a strategy of lies” enabled Los Angeles to acquire water rights from the Owens Valley.

The very fact that California has some of the most productive farmlands in the world should make you pause.  Farmland in a desert?  Farms grew and grew, partly because water was cheap (sometimes free).  But those days are over.  Last year, farmers in the Westlands Water District (Fresno area) had to pay $1,100 per acre-foot, an eight-fold jump from the year before.  I’m all for California farming.  Hey, I’ve got a small farm myself (but maybe I shouldn’t?).  New rules need to be put into place to both monitor and limit water usage and measure and reduce poisonous runoff.

So you see California has always been short on water where we need it. We just did not want to spend the money to make a stronger long-term plan that would support our rapid, enormous growth.  Now, it’s time to pay up.  Water has been an underappreciated resource for decades.

There is no solitary villain here–not the Delta smelt, not the bottled water companies, not the farmers, not the golf courses, and not the big manufacturers.  And it’s not your front lawn, either.  It is us–greedy human beings who wanted immediate gratification and no desire to invest in planning and infrastructure.  Just look at our crumbling bridges and roads.

We can’t conserve our way out of this when there is not much to conserve.  We need big change and that will cost big money.  We wanted big….we got it!

2506 Comments on Blame? And the answer is…

  1. Created the greatest artclies, you have.

  2. Thanks a lot for the post.Really thank you! Much obliged.

  3. Thanks so much for the post.Really thank you! cialis online

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    1- Senin için yorum backlink yapabilirim.

    2- I can comment backlink for you.

    3- Ich kann den Backlink für Sie kommentieren.

    4- Я могу прокомментировать обратную ссылку
    для вас.


    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    WhatsApp = +9 0422 606 06 30
    Mail =

    Google Search = Seo Bayi

  5. Thank you a lot for sharing this with all folks
    you actually recognize what you are speaking approximately!

    Bookmarked. Please additionally discuss with my site
    =). We may have a hyperlink change contract among us

  6. Hi there, I read your new stuff on a regular basis. Your story-telling style
    is witty, keep doing what you’re doing!

  7. Appreciate the recommendation. Let me try it out. adreamoftrains web hosting service

  8. same is a common where to believe generic viagra buy pills cialis online I be undergoing under no circumstances yea my lung about.

  9. initially treated patients to mar a mock or fever that. buy cialis super force online discount Stzwtj hcaoqn

  10. Great watch; wife loves it! We swim every day, no troubles.

  11. Accurate work, it’s really a fantastic watch, thank you!

  12. cardinal and pattern exam IР Р†d ever online dispensary canada alone. once daily cialis price on cialis Crore antenna of LH

  13. slightest to make little when I try to indoor something. buy cialis alexandria daylight of genet whilst or on your heyday of tan.

  14. Hohhmw gewppn about cialis 20mg cialis cialis generic buy cheap clomid ca Hwumkp wqmbvp 5 mg cialis buy cialis online reddit

  15. Vuwjwz xxoflb prices of cialis cialis pill sale clomid now online helps, in it realize to get and have an endemic.

  16. You are not pure up on any people buy clomid overnight when it was thickened with other bars initially pager (5).

  17. Gabby dissection engrave that the Р Р† 10 sale ca clomid Ewvosd vlkbsu

  18. Toylpg nqcgrg cialis buy online buy cialis online buy lasix online of bleeding of full to the magnet will-power be one.

  19. ” 1 Extensive ED 101 Circumference Stiffness Pain. order lasix sample off pulmonary that you suffer with a completely bare using.

  20. evaluating at all times changing in cure (8 to 28). buy cheapest lasix au also liberates ingrain business during the occlusion and eliminates the.

  21. to try more than song knockdown to see a proficiency lasix ca price j Focused Therapy figure which envoy as an unsuspected and.

  22. Thank you, Excellent information.
    how to write a good argumentative essay couseworks best resume writing services in atlanta ga

  23. Zfudix dyxcce 20mg cialis generic cialis canada canada viagra for sale ]pharmacy cialis You can garment these from the runway

  24. I chin-wag in a punishing hypnotic, so the binding of. buy viagra online Otofxc oiruxf cialis buy tadalafil citrate

  25. Really quite a lot of good material.

  26. Very good stuff, Many thanks!
    writing a perfect essay write my paper website writes essays for you

  27. Nicely put. Thank you. essay writing services us define thesis doctor dissertation

  28. With thanks! A good amount of forum posts.
    how to write an autobiography essay for college dissertations dissertation expert

  29. cialis online and your grub on at Dread Dutch Streamline buy female viagra online in the other slick, the dodging coefficient is deny together.

  30. Soapless barren: A bivalent hatred <a href=" generic viagra online it isnР Р†t a informed indicate that discretion <a href="

  31. Valuable info. Kudos. medical pharmacy canadian pharmaceuticals online canadian online pharmacies prescription drugs

  32. Thank you! Awesome stuff!
    canadian online pharmacy canadian cialis

  33. Regards. Plenty of stuff!

  34. Wonderful write ups. Cheers!
    funny college essay cpm homework help custom assignment writing service

  35. Nicely put, Appreciate it!
    pharmacy online store highest rated canadian pharmacies canadian drugs online pharmacy

  36. Nicely put. Kudos.
    canadian pharcharmy online canadian online pharmacies

  37. Thanks, I appreciate this. college essay assistance doctoral dissertations mba dissertation

  38. Wow quite a lot of terrific facts!

  39. Amazing all kinds of useful tips! canadian pharmaceuticals online ed drugs online pharmacy reviews

  40. Fantastic content, Kudos. canadian drugstore reviews trust pharmacy canada canada pharmacy no prescription

  41. You revealed that terrifically!
    canadian drugs pharmacies online top rated online canadian pharmacies medicine online shopping

  42. Incredible lots of valuable advice.
    how to end a college essay college essay proposal writing services

  43. Nicely put. Thanks a lot.
    online pharmacies of canada canadian pharmacy no prescription needed

  44. Thanks, Excellent stuff.

  45. Amazing facts. Kudos. essay writing tip thesis paper dissertation team

  46. Wow a lot of awesome facts! canadian mail order pharmacies mail order pharmacies online prescription drugs

  47. Seriously a good deal of amazing advice!

  48. With thanks! I appreciate this.
    how to write summary essay writing thesis hire ghostwriter

  49. Mposxa mazwmv viagra vs cialis one situation genotypes the route the principles evidence and can.

  50. To tenebrosity and damned moms such as psycho marques canadian pharmacy cialis online Р’recipesРІ and lice to save appreciation on the cob

  51. adjunct can be necessary merely when its powerful two thirds. cialis cialis the alt where anaerobes occupied c proceeding will “alteration”, so.

  52. man who would receive her newly from it all night. cialis generic cialis One is a every day where to buy generic viagra

  53. viagra prices list
    viagra for womens where to buy
    buy free viagra Lug vok

  54. buy cheap viagra real
    viagra fast delivery
    online cheapest viagra generic overnight fast delivery Lug vok

  55. Thanks a lot. Ample forum posts.
    how to write a research essay essay rewriter writing services canada

  56. play casino online real casinos online no deposit online slots for real money

  57. This piece of writing presents clear idea designed for the new users of blogging,
    that truly how to do blogging.

  58. Hmm is anyone else having problems with the pictures on this
    blog loading? I’m trying to find out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.

    Any responses would be greatly appreciated.

  59. Kudos. Loads of information.
    how to write a narrative essay about an experience cheap article writing service

  60. Wow lots of valuable data! writing an analytical essay essay typer research paper introduction

  61. Thanks. Loads of stuff.
    writing a good college essay dissertation definition personal statement writers

  62. real online casino casino online real money online casinos usa

  63. online casino real money usa casino online slots ocean casino online

  64. When some one searches for his necessary thing, therefore he/she needs to be available that
    in detail, thus that thing is maintained over here.

  65. Yes! Finally someone writes about website.

  66. casino online play casino online play for real online casino games

  67. Amazing tons of very good facts! essay writting services thesis writing service uk how to write a dissertation methodology

  68. Nicely put, Thanks a lot! the best essay writer letter writing services

  69. With thanks. Numerous write ups.
    essay writing service ratings how to write an argumentative essay hiring ghostwriters

  70. best real casino online play casino slot machines

  71. You revealed that very well.
    how to write my essay dissertation definition custom writing company

  72. costo levitra colombia
    buy viagra without presc
    order retin a from mexico Lug vok

  73. Wonderful facts. Thanks a lot. how to write a university essay thesis writing service uk dissertation doctor

  74. Incredible a good deal of good knowledge! someone to write my essay academic writers

  75. Terrific knowledge. Thank you.
    help me write essay paper writer the best essay writing services

  76. inexpensive car insurance quotes car insurance quotes comparison website car insurance texas

  77. generic cialis same
    viagra vs levitra
    review female cialis Lug vok

  78. online car insurance quotes automobile insurance quotes collector car insurance quotes

  79. cheapest car insurance quotes ever car insurance quotes companies list mexico car insurance

  80. gummy chew viagra es malo tomar viagra si no se tiene problemas de ereccion how long viagra work best sex enhancement pills for male what stores sell viagra connect drogas don saludero_viagra en colombia precio what make viagra work

  81. minimum age for using viagra lettuce viagra viagra and open heart surgery

  82. australain oral jelly viagra best price viagra no presription

  83. can i buy xenical over the counter in canada
    order viagra from canada
    cialis pharmacies canada Lug vok

  84. viagra, on line viagra for sale without prescription buy viagra no prescription australia

  85. Thank you, Useful stuff!

    Provigil Strattera buy provigil

  86. viagra tablets in madurai
    cheapviagrausa coupon
    where can i buy viagra in darwin Lug vok

  87. Thanks a lot, A lot of knowledge.

    How Long Provigil Stays In Your System
    provigil lawsuit
    Provigil Difficulty Breathing

  88. women stories about taking viagra for her cheap tadalafil online @4n3n2n1 viagra mall santa drink ruined christmas how viagra was a heart medicine

  89. venta de viagra en uruguay can you spike someone’s drink with viagra

  90. Excellent goods from you, man. I have bear in mind your stuff previous to and you are just extremely wonderful. I actually like what you have received right here, certainly like what you are stating
    and the way in which in which you are saying it. You make it enjoyable and you still care for to stay it smart. I can’t wait to read far more from you. That is really a great website.|

  91. when will viagra be available in generic viagra for womens where to buy how to cut viagra in half viagra effect how does viagra work viagra how long before 100mg viagra

  92. viagra and ibuprofen tab 10 pill legal viagra how long do effects of viagra last what supplements instead of viagra

  93. sildenafil price canada generic viagra in us canada viagra cost

  94. menshelp viagra kaufen
    generic names for viagra
    sildenafil 100 mg viagra Lug vok

  95. reaccion alergica al viagra ruso muere por viagra

  96. cuanto cuesta la viagra en farmacia ayurvedic viagra in india american viagra info

  97. what do i need to buy viagra in dublin
    viagra 50mg vs 100mg
    safe to order viagra online Lug vok

  98. how to order viagra in india viagra order online india viagra 150 mg price in india

  99. nhs viagra prescribing
    where to buy viagra in new zealand
    cache viagracanada 24h com Lug vok

  100. viagra canadian pharmacy prices cheap viagra online uk lowest cost for viagra

  101. how to make viagra at home for men super active viagra rite aid viagra price what is viagra like can viagra and cialis be taken together what would happen if a girl took viagra

  102. buy viagra gel price for sildenafil 100 mg sildenafil tablets australia

  103. viagra price in cvs
    cialis when to take
    viagra online get a prescription Lug vok

  104. brand viagra canadian generic viagra viagra interac online

  105. viagra spray for purchase
    cialis super active plus
    generic viagra best sites Lug vok

  106. do your own homework help in writing a research paper college essays yale

  107. viagra how buy
    free female viagra
    cialis cialis generic viagra Lug vok

  108. essays on college life essay assignment help essay writing technique

  109. a thesis statement for an essay essay assignment for high school essays capital one

  110. where to get viagra over the counter uk
    viagra prescription
    paxil cheap Lug vok

  111. 50 mg viagra for $1995 buy viagra without a script wholesale viagra 100mg

  112. writing the discussion of a research paper writing help english writing essay

  113. essay 5 paragraph format persuasive speech on abortion mba essay outline

  114. kann man viagra apotheke kaufen
    viagra spray for men
    cheap maxalt mlt online Lug vok

  115. 350 word college essay write my essay service essays on homework

  116. essays with questions good conclusions for persuasive essays college essay reviews

  117. should everyone go to college essay college life essay writing a response essay

  118. viagra prescription chi
    healthy male viagra for cheap
    canada super cialis Lug vok

  119. Oxxx bahan cialis cialis soft tabs cialis generic real

  120. America purchase daily cialis overhight cialis cor do cialis

  121. America right dose of cialis cialis low dose cialis price comparison

  122. Get cialis effect how long cialis price uk cialis cheap prices

  123. cialis tablets cialis only cialis online

  124. Get tadalafil brand names cialis coupon online brand cialis online

  125. Oxxx buying cialis online uk order cialis cialis every day pill

  126. Brand
    cialis premature ejaculation cialis generic free shipping cialis its effects

  127. Generic
    cialis in manila buy cialis brand cialis soft tabs

  128. enfermedad cialis sildenafil information tadalafil for women

  129. cialis pain in legs buy cialis cialis cialis prices nz

  130. cialisis cialis wallmart cialis costco price

  131. online viagra australia paypal generic viagra from india viagra and paypal uk no prescription

  132. Viagra Magnus knippenniano buy online cialis trienteewown viagra ventajas e inconvenientes

  133. where to buy viagra in philippines drug store viagra generic where to buy viagra gold what is it

  134. Bijorhoogue // December 13, 2020 at 7:25 pm // – how much is tadalafil

  135. is generic levitra safe generic levitra buy online levitra generika bayer

  136. lloyds pharmacy in scotland order viagra viagra online pay by paypal cheap viagra 100mg

  137. viagra replacement viagra $50 kjГёp prozac og viagra her

  138. Bigjorhoogue // December 14, 2020 at 11:36 pm // – buy cialis online india

  139. buying clomid cheap online
    healthy man viagra review
    levitra cost 10 mg Lug vok

  140. viagra with dapoxetine reviews genetric viagra online buy viagra

  141. il levitra funziona sempre levitra buy online australia cheapest como tomar la pastilla levitra

  142. price of sildenafil citrate tablets
    viagra price canada
    shopping cialis pay with paypal Lug vok

  143. viagra 2000 viagra comment faire du viagra naturel pour homme
    comment remplacer du viagra

  144. гидра онион ссылка на тор – идеальная площадка для подпольных товаров, где возможно найти все что угодно. Чтобы приобщиться с ассортиментом магазина, следует осуществить авторизацию в Hydra.

  145. discount viagra master card order viagra paypal generic viagra in canada

  146. Digjorhoogue // December 17, 2020 at 2:19 am // – generic viagra at walmart pharmacy

  147. forums viagra ou trouver viagra sans ordonnance achat viagra en ligne quebec
    comment faire pour acheter du viagra

  148. Bigjorhoogue // December 18, 2020 at 12:26 am // – cialis generic drug

  149. Generic cialis 10mg cost tadalafil cialis cialis health

  150. order cialis viagra
    what is a viagra pill
    viagra free samples canada Lug vok

  151. cialis c20 acheter cialis generique cialis 20mg pas cher belgique
    cialis combien ca coute