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SD’s Water Supply Problems are Not Unique

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Aired 4/19/09

Audio posted in the afternoon.

Alan Ray: San Diego County farmers are told to cut back on water use for food crops, and given no choice in the matter.

San Diego homeowners are urged to cut back on watering their lawns, and residential water use in the county has barely budged. Mayor Sanders talks about mandatory cutbacks in water use.

The Federal courts rule that water that would normally come south from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta must stay where it is to protect a little fish called the Delta Smelt.

In California, the North has more water -- though not really enough -- and the South has more people who need more water.

But that's just California. The problem with water in a thirsty world is that, more often not, the water is in the wrong place.

There's a new exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum titled "Water: H20=Life."

The San Diego Natural History Museum's "Water: H20=Life" runs from July 19 through November 30th.

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