Sunday, June 14, 2015

California's Farmers Suffer More Water Cuts


California farmers who’ve held rights to siphon water from two key rivers in the state’s Central Valley for more than 100 years have been ordered to cut back as one of the most severe droughts in state history intensifies.

About 100 senior water rights holders with claims dating back to 1903 will have to stop pumping from the San Joaquin and Sacramento watersheds and surrounding delta to ensure those with even older rights have enough, the State Water Resources Control Board said Friday in a news release.

This is terrible news for California farmers and workers whose jobs depend on agriculture. However the longer the drought persists the better it will be for Australian almond grower Select Harvests. 

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