Thursday Top of the Scroll: Rare California water restrictions hit farmers amid dire shortages
Regulators on the water resources control board, which oversees the allocation of the state’s water, voted unanimously on Tuesday to stop diversions from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, a vast watershed sprawling from Fresno to the Oregon border. … But the timing of the order, which will take effect in two weeks, could spare many growers from hardship as the greatest agricultural demand on the watershed tends to fall in late spring and summer …The order, which could affect as many as 5,700 water rights holders, includes exceptions for uses such as drinking, sanitation and generating electricity.
- Modesto Bee: State drought plan could affect farmers in Stanislaus County
- Los Angeles Times: ‘Running out of options’ - California resorts to water cutoffs as drought worsens
- KRCR ABC7: Northstate Farmer and State Department of Water Resources speak up on water cut backs
- Friant Water Authority: Statement from Friant Water Authority on Emergency Curtailment Regulations
- Northern California Water Association: The Importance of Implementing the Water Rights Priority System in a Dry Year
- Restore the Delta: Water Diversions in Bay-Delta Watershed Curtailed