Introduction to Water in CaliforniaBook - 2009
In this densely populated state where it rains only six months out of the year, where does all the water come from? This concise book tells the story of California's most precious resource, tracing the journey of water in the state from the atmosphere to the snowpack to our faucets and foods. Along the way, we learn much about California itself as the book describes its rivers, lakes, wetlands, dams, and aqueducts and discusses the role of water in agriculture, the environment, and politics. Essential reading for a state facing the future with an already overextended water supply.--From publisher description.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2009
Characteristics: xxvii, 261 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 19 cm