Managing California's water under "co-equal goals" for people and the environment is a complex challenge

Managing water remains one of the great challenges for California. Population growth, a shifting climate, and declining ecosystem health are putting pressure on the state’s water supply and flood management systems. 

A briefing kit developed by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) highlights some of the most pressing issues, including:

http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/report/R_211EHChapter1R.pdf

http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1130

  Source : Calculations by J. Viers using data from PRISM, CIMIS, and the U.C. Davis Soil Resource Laboratory

Source: Calculations by J. Viers using data from PRISM, CIMIS, and the U.C. Davis Soil Resource Laboratory