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California’s drought dilemma, part 3 — a guest commentary

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Wendell Peart
05/16/2014 11:22 AM
Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary defines drought as a “period of dryness”

There are two kinds of drought: one caused by a diminished rainfall and the other caused by man. California’s Owens Valley is a prime example of the latter, in that man’s activity of draining the valley for its water resulted in turning the area into a dry, dusty, desolate landscape, devoid of its natural beauty.

Don’t you find it interesting that, up until now, the discussion has been about the lack of rainfall for the last three years, but nothing much has been said abouit how man is ravaging the water supply. This process is occurring in...

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