Residents and experts discuss the ramifications of flooding the Antelope Valley with 1.8 million acre-feet of water. Gone will be the land that many families have owned for generations. Longtime resident Mary Wells paints a picture of the future. Erika D. Smith The Sacramento Bee
Residents and experts discuss the ramifications of flooding the Antelope Valley with 1.8 million acre-feet of water. Gone will be the land that many families have owned for generations. Longtime resident Mary Wells paints a picture of the future. Erika D. Smith The Sacramento Bee
Erika D. Smith

Erika D. Smith

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Erika D. Smith

Erika D. Smith: For small town, things will be never be the same after Sites reservoir

December 26, 2015 4:00 PM

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Erika D. Smith joined The Sacramento Bee in May 2015 after spending most of her career in the nebulous Midwest. She previously worked for The Indianapolis Star in Indiana, where, as metro columnist, she covered issues related to neighborhoods, community development, public safety and diversity. She also worked for five years at the Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio. She is a native of Cleveland.

Contact Erika D. Smith at 916-321-1185, esmith@sacbee.com, on Twitter at @Erika_D_Smith or on Facebook at Erika D. Smith, Journalist