UC Davis drought impact study: California agriculture faces greatest water loss ever seen

“California’s agricultural economy overall is doing remarkably well, thanks mostly to groundwater reserves,” said Jay Lund, a co-author of the study and director of the university’s Center for Watershed Sciences. “But we expect substantial local and regional economic and employment impacts. We need to treat that groundwater well so it will be there for future droughts.” Another co-author likens the groundwater situation to "a slow-moving train wreck."

Source: http://www.news.ucdavis.edu/search/news_detail.lasso?id=10978