While floating upon an ocean filled with dissolved salt, Coleridge's "Ancient Mariner" is parched and worries about his fate, "Water, water, everywhere, yet nary a drop to drink."
Recent editorials in the San Diego Union-Tribune state that the Metropolitan Water District is exploiting San Diego County water users and "fallowing is a necessity," by IID to ensure "saving California's water supply." "Legislative reform of MWD" is needed to give a "rightful leadership role" and "equitable water rights and water rates" to San Diego.
This would explain why the San Diego County Water Authority is throwing a pea into the ocean with $50 million to mitigate Imperial County's $1 billion agricultural economy after sucking up Imperial Irrigation District water from the Colorado River — the biggest fish, eating big fish, eating little fish!
If the populations of Southern California coastal counties were reversed with ours, and the water allotments the same, would it still be OK to make Owens Valley look like a dust devil compared to the huge dust storms, devastated lands and economies of Imperial Valley from water loss?