Donald Trump has brought the Western US drought to the 2016 presidential election with his 5/27 statement to Californians that he will is “.. open up ..” water to drought stricken California (video).
Water management in the Western US is incredibly challenging, not as easily fixed as Trump claims. The combination of increasing water demand and shrinking water supply brought about by climate change has put us to the limits of water resources in the West.
This Blue Legacy International video does a good job showing the challenges we face trying to provide water for our urban center and agricultural needs in a water short part of our country.
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We are facing incredibly challenging climate change problems. We need serious, thoughtful evaluations of our options, not just one liners from our presidential candidates.