Wednesday, November 26, 2014

How Engineers See Drought in California

Civil engineer: The glass is too big.
Flood control engineer: The glass should be 50 percent bigger.
Army Corps levee engineer: The glass should be 50 percent thicker.
Mexicali Valley water engineer: If your glass leaks, don’t fix it.
Delta levee engineer: Why is water rising on the outside of my glass?
Dutch levee engineer: The water should be kept in a pitcher.
Southern California water engineer: Can we get another pitcher?
Northern California water engineer: Who took half my water?
Consulting engineer: How much water would you like?
Delta environmental engineer: Don’t drink the water.
Water reuse engineer: Someone else drank from this glass.
Academic engineer: I don’t have a glass or any water, but I’ll tell you what to do with yours.