This history of water in California is fraught with disaster, drama and tensions.
"It’s really the history of droughts and floods and lawsuits," says Jay Lund, director of the Center of Watershed Science at the University of California at Davis.
Dry years have wreaked havoc on California’s agriculture and wildlife. What is being done to prepare for dry times that lie ahead? In this first of a two-part series, KRCB Danielle Venton examines what water demands have meant for California’s economy and wildlife, and what can be done to help them in the future.