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California Water Myths

Barton “Buzz” Thompson, Peter B. Moyle, Jeffrey Mount, Jay R. Lund, Richard Howitt, Ellen Hanak, Brian Gray, Ariel Dinar | November 25th, 2009

California faces enormous challenges in establishing a sustainable path for water resource management. One challenge is the rhetoric surrounding major water issues in the state. This study highlights eight common water myths, focusing on water supply, ecosystems, and legal and governance issues. In combating these myths, the report sets the stage for a more informed approach to water policy and management.


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