Dealing with drought: Farmers challenged as water supply dwindles
The drought is here, and agriculture is scrambling. Water regulators have cut the amount that can be taken from lakes, rivers and streams. Farmers who ordinarily get that water either have to forgo planting some of their fields, or pump water from the ground, or a combination of the two. Farmers dependent on wells are also affected… Neither the state nor the federal water projects are delivering water for agriculture from Northern California to south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
- Bakersfield Californian: Scaling back their herds through the drought, ranchers continue on faith
- NPR: Northern California Is Working To Conserve Water To Have Some Left Over For Crops
- NPR: State Sen. Melissa Hurtado On Central California’s Heat Wave And Water Shortages
- Texas News Today: Almonds swept a farm in California. After that, the water ran out.
- Atlas Obscura: Why Are Almond Growers Uprooting Their Orchards?
- The Bakersfield Californian: Alfalfa the color of money