14 October 2021

Doug Thompson and Robin Kobaly on the thirsty golf courses of the Coachella Valley

The Palm Spring region has over 120 golf courses, all of which require irrigation, some as much as 1.2 million gallons of water each night. That’s even as residential water rationing begins in response to worsening drought conditions, driven by climate change. Doug Thompson and Robin Kobaly, are long-time environmentalists who have, in a recent column by the L.A. Times’s Steve Lopez, sounded the alarm about the water usage and the lack of any long or short-term plans to mitigate it.

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