For now I think I read agriculture/ farming is exempt from Ca water restrictions. I think it was quite a long list of regulations California implemented.
Doesn't mean that food will still be as readily available or as cheap in the future. It's not just cattle for beef to be concerned about, California is also a leading milk producing state.
There is a case for / and against "water water everywhere and not a drop to drink." Why hasn't California invested in desalination plants. I don't know the answer to that, but I'm curious.
Here's two articles I simply eye scanned, am much too tired at this late/ early hour to study very closely. ( And how was I able to accomplish clearer thinking when I used to pull all nighters when in college.
Last resort: Drought prompts California city to consider firing up desalination plant | Fox News
Cheap Water from the World's Largest Modern Seawater Desalination Plant | MIT Technology Review
In many places around the country, we sometimes experience summer water restrictions/ short term droughts. Water your golf course perfect lawns only on odd/even days, no spending hours washing the car in your driveway and letting the hose run off the parking pad into the street while you soap up gas guzzling SUV's. Then we whine. In many ways we all have it too easy.