This feature length documentary examines the severe drought California suffered from 2012 to 2016. Considered the worst drought in the state’s history, this film looks at the myriad of consequences this had on California’s complex water management system. Despite this year’s record precipitation, the state’s water supply will continue to be threatened by ongoing population growth and longer, more frequent droughts caused by climate change.
Southern California, an arid region especially vulnerable due to its reliance on imported water, has been a pioneer in the use of innovative water technologies. But as a shadow of drought hangs over the state, much more needs to be done to avert the looming crisis.