I like how you restoring order here, "no fighting".
You know, we never fight. We are beyond fighting. We just have different opinions sometimes, but when all the pieces are down - we agree!
You mentioned Carmel, CA - I used to know someone who lived there, no, not Clint Eastwood, and he told me that at one time he hasn't seen the sun in over ten months! Around here we have the sun 365 days a year.
You also mentioned using sea water. Yes we have the know how and the technology. The trouble is that the average desalization plant can provide enough water for 25,000 people only at outrageous cost. Do the math and see why it's not done in CA.
Diverting excess water to the (tarnished) G o l d e n State is the only way to do it. And BTW, it was done in Israel some 60 years ago. Today Israel is a leading country in all sorts of water issues, including providing fresh water to...yes, Arabs (for a small fee).