California to experience another year of drought, experts say

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The intense drought in the Southwest contrasts sharply with the massive wind and water damage inflicted on Florida and other parts of the East Coast from Hurricane IanOpens in a new tab..

Things aren’t about to get better for California, according to a report from CalMatters,Opens in a new tab. which characterized forecasts of a hot and dry fall and warm winter with below-normal precipitation as a “recipe for droughtOpens in a new tab..”

According to CalMatters, “Through August, no other three-year period in California history has been this dry — even during the last historic drought from 2012 through 2016. ” Heat is contributing to the problem, and if an unusual 3-in-a-row La Nina event occurs, California’s water problems will be exacerbated.

Over a third of the country’s vegetables and three-quarters of the country’s fruits and nuts are grown in California, according to the state’s Department of Food and AgricultureOpens in a new tab..


Since 1995, Deborah has owned and operated LegalTech LLC with a focus on water rights. Before moving to Arizona in 1986, she worked as a quality control analyst for Honeywell and in commercial real estate, both in Texas. She learned about Arizona's water rights from the late and great attorney Michael Brophy of Ryley, Carlock & Applewhite. Her side interests are writing (and reading), Wordpress programming and much more.

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