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In the news: Past and Future California Droughts


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The West without Water: What Can Past Droughts Tell Us About Tomorrow?

by B. Lynn Ingram

The West without Water: What Can Past Droughts Tell Us About Tomorrow?“Almost as soon as European settlers arrived in California they began advertising the place as the American Garden of Eden. And just as quickly people realized it was a garden with a very precarious water supply. Currently, California is in the middle of a years-long drought and the water crisis is threatening the region’s vital agricultural economy, not to mention the quality of life of its people, plants, and animals.  B. Lynn Ingram, Professor of Geography and Earth & Planetary Science, examines how a deep historical account of California’s water patterns can help us plan for the future…” (continued at http://origins.osu.edu/article/west-without-water-what-can-past-droughts-tell-us-about-tomorrow)
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About Sam White

Assistant Professor of History at the Ohio State University

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This entry was posted on February 26, 2015 by in In the News.
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