60 Minutes Features California’s Water Crisis

The segment by reporter Lesley Stahl is embedded below. Some highlights:

Governor Schwarzenegger:

We have been in crisis for some time now. We are now 38 million people and not the 16 million in late 1960 and it developed into a battle between environmentalists and farmers, north and south, and rural and urban people. And everyone has been fighting these last four decades over water.

Jeffery Mount, Center for Watershed Sciences, UC Davis:

If there’s one take away message from this crisis it’s this – the future for California is dealing with scarcity. We have to adapt to living with chronic scarcity.

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