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9 of 10 say California is suffering ‘serious water shortage’ during drought

9 of 10 say California is suffering ‘serious water shortage’ during drought

April 16, 2014 at 12:27 pm 1 comment

Nearly nine out of 10 Californians say the state is suffering from a “serious water shortage,” according to a new poll that confirms widespread concern over the lack of rain, diminished Sierra snowpack and low reservoir levels after three years of drought. But deep, decades-old divisions remain across the stateRead More

Cannon Michael, president of Bowles Farming Company Inc. on his family farm near Los Banos, Calif. Water shortages are forcing Michael to leave fields fallow on his 10,000 acre farm. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)

California Drought: San Joaquin Valley sinking as farmers race to tap aquifer

March 29, 2014 at 3:58 pm Comments are Disabled

PIXLEY – So wet was the San Joaquin Valley of Steve Arthur’s childhood that a single 240-foot-deep well could quench the thirst of an arid farm. Now his massive rig, bucking and belching, must drill 1,200 feet deep in search of ever-more-elusive water to sustain this wheat farm north ofRead More