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Book Club: The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California
April 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California
By: Mark Arax (2019)
Californians have redirected rivers, drilled ever-deeper wells, and built higher dams, pushing the water supply past its limit. The Dreamt Land weaves reportage, history, and memoir as Arax travels California to explore the one-of-a-kind water distribution system, built in the 1940s-1960s, that is straining to keep up with the state’s relentless growth. Arax describes the land and the people who have worked it – from gold miners to wheat ranchers to small fruit farmers and today’s Big Ag. Co-sponsored by the Sacramento County Bar Association.
We will be joined by the author for this discussion.