Saturday, February 28, 2015

California drought update

SACRAMENTO, Calif. –  The federal government said Friday it won't send any of its reservoir water to the Central Valley for the second straight year, forcing farmers in California's agricultural heartland to again scramble for other sources or leave fields unplanted.
Many farmers had been bracing for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's announcement as California's drought enters its fourth year. Some farms are exempt from complete cuts under California's antiquated water rights system dating to Gold Rush-era days.
California grows an enormous amount of U.S. produce. The drought, contrary to what East Coast states like New York or Massachusetts might think, is not an unaffecting, it's-their-problem event.


  1. Another issue relating to water and farming here. Farming pollution's are rendering civic wells unsafe.

  2. Maybe the San Andreas fault is not "The Big one."