A “report card” for California’s response to the four-year drought is being greeted with some consternation by state water officials.
“One always prefers ‘atta-boys’ to kicks in the pants,” responds Felicia Marcus, one of the state’s top water regulators.
On Monday, the Natural Resources Defense Council issued a report grading efforts to cope with the current dry times and gird the state against future droughts. It was a report card that, if handed down by your fifth-grade teacher, you probably wouldn’t be eager to show your parents.
Source: Craig Miller, KQED Science, December 14, 2015