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The California Drought: Who Gets Water and Who's Hung Out to Dry?


Environment  (tags: California, water politics, resources, drought, agriculture, industry, farming, fishermen, lobby, Gov Brown, weather, environment, globalwarming )

Angelika
- 1790 days ago - ecowatch.com
As the powerful lobby for the agricultural industry--which currently consumes 80 percent of California's water supply--cries for more water to be pumped to their farms in the arid regions of the Central Valley, just who would be left high and dry?



   

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Angelika R (143)
Monday February 24, 2014, 5:04 pm
The historic drought in California has dredged up old feuds over who can lay claim to water in a thirsty state. As the powerful lobby for the agricultural industry—which currently consumes 80 percent of California’s water supply—cries for more water to be pumped to their farms in the arid regions of the Central Valley, just who would be left high and dry?
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Freya H (345)
Monday February 24, 2014, 5:12 pm
Ugh. One more reason I have no desire to move to California.
 

Angelika R (143)
Monday February 24, 2014, 5:36 pm
Yeah, there's a good chance most here would belong to those 20%..-or do we actually have some BigAg folks or lobbyists among our members? sure hope not.
 

JL A (281)
Monday February 24, 2014, 6:17 pm
Not stated in the story is that Kern County is also CA's center of oil production where water could well be used for fracking, too.
 

Angelika R (143)
Monday February 24, 2014, 6:27 pm
well, I'm glad you added that here for us all to know! thx Judi!
 

Vallee R (280)
Monday February 24, 2014, 7:02 pm
Lived in Los Angeles for 15 years - glad I am no longer there - thanks Judy.
 

Rose B (141)
Monday February 24, 2014, 8:23 pm
Not good to say the least
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 9:51 am
Very scary
 

David C (89)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 1:11 pm
this will only become an increasing issue......
 
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