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Drought offers an opportunity to consider water policy

LA Times: So it's official: We are in a serious drought. That means this: Next comes serious flooding. But we'll still be in a declared drought. That's just the nature of California weather patterns -- and water politics. A drought proclamation, as issued by Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday, changes the political climate. It focuses public attention on the need for costly new waterworks. Therefore governors and water officials are always reluctant to declare a drought over, even when rivers again leap...