No federal Central Valley Project water for drought-ridden California farmers

By on February 26, 2014

California's San Joaquin Valley and Central Valley. (Credit: Amadscientist, via Wikimedia Commons)

Drought-stricken farmers in California only received 20 percent of their normal water allotment from the Central Valley Project in 2013, according to 9 News. The federal water management system says they won’t get any in 2014.

Instead, most of the water will be directed toward cities, which will get half their typical allotment. Some water will flow to wildlife refuges that need it to protect endangered fish.

Some farmers may be able to get water through contractors who have historic agreements with water authorities. Still, most are making due with less like the rest of the Golden State.

Image: California’s San Joaquin Valley and Central Valley. (Credit: Amadscientist, via Wikimedia Commons)

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