I might be a smart kid (that’s what Mom always said), but I certainly can’t come up with this stuff all on my own. I rely on a few key resources:
Brown and Caldwell’s California Water News
The Pacific Institute http://www.pacinst.org/
websites of water agencies, e.g.:
I always try to cite references for key points within the post text. If you ever feel that a reference is missing, please don’t hesitate to comment to bring it to my attention.
Finally, I would be remiss in citations if I did not highlight that my friend Eugene Buchko took the picture of the water straw in this blog’s thumbnail. He takes other pictures as well, which you can view on his excellent photo blog: http://elbelbelb2000.blogtog.com