"We will always have a water problem due to the huge population of Southern California."
A bit off topic but, agreed, California will always have water problems. However, it has been clearly shown that the single largest consumer/user of water from SWP/CVP is agriculture, not the huge population of SoCal and this does not include industrial use of potable water by Info Tech, etc. SoCal water agencies and local governments have combined to recover water through recharging aquifers and constructing DeSal facilities in various locations and sizes over time. In truth, they're doing a better job of conserving water than we are.
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