9.2.2021 L A Times Boiling Point: Will this California drought result in another expansion of water-thirsty orchards?

Good morning. I’m Stuart Leavenworth, editor of Boiling Point, filling in for the vacationing Sammy Roth. He will be back next week. 

Will this California drought result in another expansion of water-thirsty orchards?

“East of Eden” includes John Steinbeck’s famous quote about California droughts:

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LA STORMWATER-SEWER SYSTEM SPEWS TOXIC WATER INTO THE SANTA MONICA BAY - SM Daily Press August 2021

Screen Shot 2021-08-18 at 9.59.38 AM_1.png"A good article on the effects of storm water on Santa Monica Bay and environs.—- Wonder where the DDT is coming from, found in Ballona Creek" - Judith Davies

In a region that lauds itself as a bastion of environmental progress, the 100 billion gallons of polluted runoff that flows out of storm drains annually is Los Angeles’ dirty secret.

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