William Mulholland, pointing. Mulholland, who pushed water development in L.A., was the superintendent of the Los Angeles Water Department.
(Image source: Los Angeles Times, via California WaterBlog)
In 1987, when Mark Reisner published his book Cadillac Desert, I had just begun professing on water management. The book went “viral,” before the word viral had its present-day internet-intoxicated meaning. The book offered a compelling revisionist history and understanding of water development in the American West, based on economic self-interest, ideology, and Floyd Dominy’s personal drives.
Jay Lund, director of the Center for Watershed Sciences at UC Davis.
The Capitol Weekly Podcast crew crosses the Yolo Causeway to sit down with UC Davis Professor Jay Lund, director of the Center for Watershed Sciences. One of the most respected voices in California water, Lund chats about the evolution of the Central Valley’s water storage and delivery systems. He also takes note of our water infrastructure — including what to watch for as storms and snowmelt pummel the the state.