California is a Diverse Agricultural Powerhouse – BUT has a Severe Lack of Water

Our morning visit to Westlands Water District’s office in Fresno, California was a poignant reminder that without water, food will not grow. The Central Valley in California produces 15% of the total US agricultural output, but only on 1% of the total US farmland area. California is in drought and therefore finding a solution to the water crisis is paramount, and it needs to carefully address both the demands of urban and rural needs.