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This documentary examines the severe drought California suffered from 2012 to 2016 and the consequences it had on the state’s complex water management system.  Despite the record wet winter in 2017, California’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 region’s looming water crisis.