By Dale Hall
Despite El Niño and recent rains, the majority of California remains in extreme drought according to the National Drought Monitor. For the past four years, our state has experienced major water shortages leading to parched landscapes, communities and farms without water, and dramatically low levels in reservoirs and groundwater basins.
The drought has caused lakes, rivers and wetlands to dry up, damaging habitat for waterfowl, fish and wildlife. As California faces the potential for a fifth consecutive year of drought and below average seasonal water deliveries, it is more critical than ever that our federal policy-makers take action now.
Read more here: Contra Costa Times, March 9, 2016