Lloyd G. Carter, whose blog has the wonderful title, Chronicles of the Hydraulic Brotherhood, has a recent post in which he asks, "How about enforcing current water laws?" That's certainly a reasonable inquiry.
Sadly, as proven by a recent below-the-radar $73 million water transfer from a small irrigation district in the western San Joaquin Valley to an urban district in the Mojave Desert, time has proven us right. Profiteering by buying cheap water from the public and selling it to the highest bidder is now making small groups of people enormously rich, to the detriment of farming, the Delta, and the state treasury.
An appropriate post for the holiday season, when gift-giving abounds.
Give it a read.