We caught an interesting story this morning on the California Report about how farmers are adapting to drought conditions. Turns out water-stressed plants make delicious apples.

Another piece on NPR’s Morning Edition mentioned a group in Oakland, the Greywater Guerillas. Due to years of drought there’s a movement afoot in government to make it easier to use greywater; apparently it’s a difficult process to do legally now, hence “guerrillas” in the name of the group.

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Further Reading:
Managing Water: Avoiding Crisis in California, by Dorothy Green
Dead Pool: Lake Powell, Global Warming, and the Future of Water in the West, by James Lawrence Powell

Introduction to Water in California, by David Carle

The Great Thirst: Californians and Water—A History, Revised Edition, by Norris Hundley, jr.

A River No More: The Colorado River and the West, Expanded and Updated edition, by Philip Fradkin

Photo courtesy flickr/RichardMasoner

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