What to expect:
When William Mulholland brought water from the Owens Valley to thirsty Los Angeles in 1913, he didn't mince words. "There it is. Take it," he proclaimed. Over the next century, the quest for water to support growing cities and booming farms has become a dominant theme of California. The state's four-year drought has tested many assumptions about water in California and sparked much debate.
Water and Power is the Los Angeles Times' guide to the drought. We'll bring you the latest news, introduce you to the important players, provide analysis and separate drought fact from myth. Water and Power will showcase the best reporting from The Times plus a sampling of coverage from other news organization, academics, bloggers, government agencies and readers like you.
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