How much water does California have left? The other Jay disagrees

UC Davis’s Jay Lund responding to the flurry of news coverage surrounding Jay Famiglietti’s Los Angeles Times op ed:

While the drought is serious, a UC Davis scientist is casting doubt on Famiglietti’s dire prediction.

“It’s not the right impression that one more year of this and we’re toast,” UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences Director Jay Lund said.

Lund studies the short and long term impacts of the drought on California’s water supply. He said Famiglietti’s forecast is the wrong one.

“There’s quite a bit more left in groundwater,” Lund said. “A little bit less every year because we’re pumping, trying to make up for the drought.”