The McGeorge Alternative Summer Advantage Program (“McGeorge ASAP”) is a self-directed volunteer summer legal research project created by alum Lexi Purich Howard and former Asst. Dean of Career Development Molly Stafford in response to COVID-19. Today, the program provides students with a means of fine-tuning their research and writing skills while discussing a subject they are passionate about. This week’s ASAP paper was authored by Robert Bell (2L, 2024) under the mentorship of Colin Hendricks (’12), Senior Attorney at California Department of Toxic Substances Control.
“California is in dire need of an upheaval of the water management systems that have been in use since the 1800’s. However, is building a new reservoir something that the state should be putting forward at this moment? With record low water levels, what is the point in having another site of dry lakebed with no water in it? How do we handle the drought right now and future droughts that will affect California for year to come? The answer is not quite so simple and of course comes with many projects working in tandem, one of which could be the Sites Reservoir.”