Many farmers are being forced to let fields go fallow. Baker Farming is just one of the many who have had 1,000 acres, 20 percent, of their almond trees removed because of government shutting off ALL water to California farmers.
It seems "the worst drought that California has ever seen" has become even worse. It has been a month since Gov. Jerry Brown said the state was facing perhaps "the worst drought that California has ever seen since records (began) about 100 years ago." New numbers released Thursday are painting an even dimmer picture...
Here is President John Kennedy in 1962 presiding over the groundbreaking ceremony for San Luis Reservoir, a joint state/federal reservoir near Los Banos, California. President Kennedy highlights the importance of water conservation and development and the spirit of cooperation that made California water development possible.
Farmers gave up 18% of their water so we could help the salmon in the San Joaquin River. Right now that means giving the fish a private escort service by catching them and moving them fish-by-fish to different locations, because we haven't actually enacted the plans to really restore the river.
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced an initial zero water allocation for south-of-Delta Central Valley Project agricultural today… The impact of this drought is far reaching, impacting more than 80 percent of California communities, and threatening the viability of California's agricultural production.