Without recordkeeping, comprehensive resource management is impossible, making fact-based decision-making equally impossible. California faces a critical impasse where water use regulation is in danger of deadlock from a crippling lack of reliable and accessible information.
Texas is facing many of the same challenges as California: drought, population growth, and groundwater depletion. California is in a state of crisis. And there is one aspect of California’s water administration that Texas shares: a patchwork approach to management. How can Texas avoid the same fate?