Friday Top of the Scroll: As California’s drought worsens, the Biden Administration cuts water supplies and farmers struggle to compensate
The impacts of California’s deepening drought hit home for Central Valley farmers earlier this week, when federal officials announced they didn’t have enough water to supply many of their agricultural customers. Urban users south of San Francisco in Santa Clara County saw their normal water deliveries cut in half. California ships water to cities and farms through a combination of state and federal programs that oversee a complex network of hundreds of miles of dams, reservoirs and aqueducts throughout the state.
- Western Farm Press: Feds slash CVP allocations as drought worsens
- KION: Central Coast farmworkers share concerns about drought
- Courthouse News Service: California Orders Water Cuts to Wine Country Growers and Ranchers
- Danville San Ramon: Tri-Valley water agencies encourage conservation amid drought emergency
- KRCR TV: President of California Farm Bureau speaks on water allocation cuts
- Valley Voice/Westlands WD: News release – Westlands Water District Prohibits Landscape Watering in Response to Bureau of Reclamation’s Allocation Reduction for Agricultural, Municipal and Industrial Water Contractors