California farmers get full water supply, 1st time in years
April 12, 2017
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Farmers in a vast region of California will receive their fully contracted amount of irrigation water this year for the first time in more than a decade.
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced the allocation on Tuesday following one of California's wettest winters in years. It comes days after Gov. Jerry Brown lifted the years-long drought emergency for most of the state.
The federally run system of reservoirs and canals provides water to irrigate roughly one-third of California's farmland.
California leads the nation in agriculture, producing nearly half the natio...