In a recent L.A.Times opinion editorial, two University of California Irvine professors stated that “food production requires unfathomable volumes of water,” and they concluded that California needs less agriculture.
What is really “unfathomable” according to Westlands Water District, near Fresno, is that since October, 2016, more than 25 million acre-feet of California’s water has been sent to the ocean while only 2.5 million acre-feet has been pumped for use by agriculture, and for communities south of the Sacramento Delta.
The professors neglected to mention (or don’t know) that California’s agricultural industry developed and utilizes the most advanced and sophisticated water conservation measures in the world.
Next time, do your homework, professors.
–The Hoyt Report, Inc, March 10, 2017