Historic drought threatens California farms
In the valleys of central California, the search for water has turned into an all-out obsession as the region suffers through a drought that could threaten the US’s food supply. Residents have watched with dismay as verdant fields turned into brown, dusty plains, leaving shrivelled trees, dying plants and frustrated farmers. Much of California, and of the broader US West, has suffered through years of lighter-than-usual precipitation and a particularly dry winter.
- Sacramento Bee: Opinion - A punishing drought, plus ‘unprecedented’ water cuts, put Valley farmers in tough spot. -Written by Tad Weber, opinion editor of the Fresno Bee.
- Fox Business: California almond growers look to future amidst water woes
- Fox News: Impacts of California drought, water woes threaten energy, agriculture
- Union Democrat: TUD doesn’t anticipate any impacts from state water curtailments
- Porterville Recorder: Friant Water Authority supports state action to curtail water with reservations