RESULTS:  If the above water reduction is met with forced 50% reduction in water demand in California’s Central Valley in what are dry years, then current agricultural demands would experience a 730 thousand acre feet. short fall or 23% less than is needed, in spite of the mandatory reduction.  The associated current metropolitan and industrial (MI) demand will exceed what is available by 17%.  Population growth in the central valley is projected at approximately 8 million in the next 20 years. The increased water demand of this growth and projected supply reduction are on a collision course.  This is a bleak economic picture for California’s future.
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