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Major ag water restrictions in California


February 3, 2014
By The Associated Press

Feb. 4, 2015 — A million acres of California farmland won’t be getting
water from the state’s vast reservoir system this spring.

Feb. 4, 2015 — A million acres of California farmland won’t be getting water from the state’s vast reservoir system this spring.

The announcement marks the first time in the 54-year history of the State Water Project that such an action has been taken.

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Many farmers in California’s Central Valley also draw water from a separate system of federally run reservoirs and canals, but that system also will deliver just a fraction of its normal water allotment this year.

California’s water shortage has been building during three years of below-normal rain and snow. (AP)


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