From The Public Policy Institute of California – Last week, three major news stories about California’s water supply dominated the news. We asked Water Policy Center director Ellen Hanak and Senior fellow Jeff Mount to share their perspectives on what’s really important about these stories. PPIC: We’ve got three things on the docket: first, the statewide mandatory conservation order that came out last Friday; second, the 0% allocation from the State Water Project (SWP); and third, the story about the Sierra’s shrinking snowpack. Go! Jeff Mount: Let’s start with the snowpack story. It got a lot of buzz, because it paints a very dire picture. Although the results are aligned with what we are already seeing, we have the capability to adapt. (more)