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Commentary: How our water is drying up
Coalition response…Water transfers involve willing-buyers and willing-sellers. Transfers include those who have an available supply of water and are willing to sell it and those who are willing to pay the price to purchase the water and have it transported. These transfers are usually for a short period of time and must protect the area of origin, including groundwater and the environment. Past water transfers have proven beneficial to water users throughout California and when farm water users are involved, it means that farmers are able to continue growing the food supply that consumers expect to find in their local grocery stores.