Sounds more like Nevada

Scientists at the University of California, Davis, reported last week that the state of California has allocated five times as much water as the state actually has.

“[W]ater-rights allocations exceed the state's actual surface water supply by about 300 million acre-feet, enough to fill Lake Tahoe about 2.5 times,” according to a Davis statement. Contributing to the problem, the scientists said, are a complicated, backlogged allocation system, retroactive applications, inaccurate reporting and deliberate overestimates by applicants.