By LARRY BUCHANAN, JOSH KELLER, and HAEYOUN PARK – Photos and video by TONY CENICOLA and DAVE FRANK
California farmers produce more than a third of the nation’s vegetables and two-thirds of its fruits and nuts. To do that, they use nearly 80 percent of all the water consumed in the state. It is the most stubborn part of the crisis: To fundamentally alter how much water the state uses, all Americans may have to give something up. More here.