Water plentiful, drought signs dot Calif. roads

Outlet: The Tribune San Luis Obispo

June 24, 2011

Drive on Highway 99 or Interstate 5 between San Francisco and Los Angeles, and you will see plastic banners scattered among wine tasting ads and billboards hawking the latest pesticide. “Man-made drought,” the banners draped across fences and cotton trailers proclaim in large, bold letters. “Congress-created dust bowl” and “Food grows where water flows.”
The signs in the Central Valley, which provides many of the nation’s fruits and vegetables, are a reminder of California’s decades-old water war, a conflict stemming from large numbers of people living and farming in areas where the resource is scarce…

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