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California, US: Groundwater reform more important than water bond

28 Aug 2014, PublicCEO

'Increasing the security and enforceability of groundwater and surface-water rights is the most effective action the Legislature can take to help this dry state weather droughts and reduce water costs to cities and farms,' writes Jay Lund, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Thomas Harter, a groundwater specialist...


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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Flood 2008 11,000,148
Storm 2004 5,000,000
Storm 1999 3,000,010
Storm 2008 2,100,000
Storm 1985 1,000,000
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement.
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