Report: Calif. needs to think small to save water

Outlet: Associated Press

July 22, 2009

FRESNO, Calif.—By investing in water-saving technology, California’s
drought-burdened farmers could save enough water annually to fill four times over a reservoir Gov. Schwarzenegger supports building, according to a report released Wednesday.
The study by the nonprofit Pacific Institute urges regulatory agencies and lawmakers to focus on farm investments rather than large
infrastructure projects such as the Temperance Flat Reservoir. Those could ensure more reliable water supplies as a warming planet increases the length and frequency of droughts, the report suggested…