California is experiencing a major drought that threatens the viability of its huge agricultural industry. Except, maybe it is not. This site claims that the drought is a farce, that the water shortage is way overblown, there is lots of water, they are just wasting it on frivolous crops like almonds and avocados. To me, the numbers presented here look like tremendously simplified raw totals that are leaving out something important, but I could be wrong. Meanwhile, another site, on the opposite end of the political spectrum, also says there is no drought, not because California has lots of water, but because much of the state, especially the Central Valleys, is a natural desert that has only been in an unusually wet period for the past century or two and is now reverting to its normal climate. If this is the case, it is kind of ironic, because this is exactly what created the emigration of the "Okies" 85 years ago, farming a land that would normally be a desert, until the natural cycle made their farms untenable. Both sides here seem to be critical of big agribusiness, of growing unsuitable crops. But California's economy will suffer tremendously from a major failure of the ag sector. This promises to be a rather bad pass, perhaps catastrophic. Are the state, the region, the nation prepared to deal with this in a sensible way, or will we all just go into damage-control mode?