Water projects protect us from drought, floods

Floods are nothing new in California, but that doesn’t make them any less painful.

A state better known for cyclical and serious drought actually suffers equal or greater pain when there’s too much water, not too little. Ask your neighbors in Waterford, along Dry Creek or in South Modesto or living along the San Joaquin River. The drought might have ruined their lawns, but when the water spilling from Don Pedro Reservoir reaches these areas, the costs could be far greater.

Should we simply beseech the heavens for drier skies? Or should we hold elected officials accountable and ask them to get off their dam hands?
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