Breaking News, But not Unexpected
Brown to Declare Drought Emergency Within 3 Weeks
to the California Farm Water Coalition There are other things that can
be done to alleviate the effects of drought. Strict water supply cuts a year ago
prevented water managers from storing more than 800,000 acre-feet of water in
San Luis Reservoir, west of Los Banos. Instead, that water went out to the
ocean with no measurable environmental benefit.
Federal fishery agencies have the
discretion to allow a more realistic amount of pumping of water that flows
through the Delta.
Last year's lost water could have
irrigated 200,000 to 400,000 acres of farmland or served the annual water
supply needs of more than 4 million people. Storing water when we have it is
the key to having water during dry years like this.
Labels: California Ag News, California Drought Emergency to be Delared. Gov. Brown