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California Drought: To dam or not to dam, a dry spring, Old West water policy and more



Shasta Lake is the largest reservoir in California.
Shasta Lake is the largest reservoir in California.
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State and federal lawmakers tussle over weather to create more open-air reservoirs to combat future droughts.

The list of the water-rich includes the Glenn-Colusa, Oakdale, South San Joaquin and Turlock districts. The average amount of Sacramento River water that Glenn-Colusa growers annually pump, for example, is enough to supply Los Angeles and San Francisco for a year. (LA Times)