Mission and State: Blame It on the Rain

March 31, 2014

Fayram was one of several officials who recently gathered at Lake Cachuma to talk about the drought’s impact, which may have national implications, said Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara). California’s lack of water could send food prices soaring throughout the country, she said.

“Despite the storm in March, we’re still in a significant water crisis. We’re now in crisis management but we have to start thinking in the longer term,” Jackson told a huddled group of water purveyors, county employees and Cachuma operators. “That’s where the whole water policy issue becomes the challenge.”