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Your Call: California's water heist

National Geographic / Ted Gesing
Lost Hills, CA: a pipeline owned allegedly by Stewart Resnick, bringing water from Dudley Ridge to Lost Hills


Who controls California’s water?

California’s five-year drought dried out over 1,000 wells and drained aquifers. As entire towns relied on bottled water to shower and cook, agriculture recorded record profits. Airing on National Geographic on March 14th, the new documentary Water & Power: A California Heist asks: who is getting rich off of the state’s water?


Adam Keats, senior attorney and co-author of Not All Water Stored Underground is Groundwater: Aquifer Privatization and California’s 2014 Groundwater Sustainable Management Act

Web Resources:


National Geographic: Water & Power: A California Heist

Mother Jones: Meet the California couple that uses more water than every home in Los Angeles combined

Center for Food Safety

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.