“We’re into uncharted territory,” Pandol said. “If we compare it with the drought of the 1970s, we didn’t have as many people in the state then and we didn’t have as many permanent crops.
“So far so good, but underground water is not an unlimited resource.”
“We have not built a major water project in California since Edmund Brown was governor (1959–67),” Pandol said. “If we were using the same road infrastructure and the same medical system we had in the 1960s, what would people think?”