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Friday, February 20, 2009

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Feds to Shut Off Water Flow to Calif. Farms for Two Weeks Due to Severe Drought

excerpted from:
http://www.usatoday.com/weather/drought/2009-02-20-california-drought_N.htm?csp=24&RM_Exclude=Juno

2/20/2009--SACRAMENTO — Federal water managers said Friday they plan to cut off water, at least temporarily, to thousands of California farms as a result of the deepening drought gripping the state.

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation officials said parched reservoirs and patchy rainfall this year were forcing forcing them to completely stop surface water deliveries for at least a two-week period beginning on March 1. Authorities said they haven't had to take such a drastic move for more than 15 years.

FOR DROUGHT MAP: California
http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/DM_state.htm?CA,W

The situation could improve slightly if more rain falls over the next few weeks, and officials will know by mid-March if they can update their projections to release more irrigation supplies to growers from behind the mountain dams where water is stored...

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