California Drought

CALIFORNIA’S FARMERS AND WATER USE

April 21, 2015

The Sacramento Bee posted some interesting water facts:

 

“According to the Public Policy Institute of California, about 9 million acres of farmland in the state are irrigated, representing about 80 percent of all water used by people [in California].

 

…But that figure excludes roughly 50 percent of all water in California dedicated for environmental purposes…

…Farmers argue that so-called ‘environmental water’ should be taken into account when calculating total water use, putting agriculture’s consumption at closer to 40 percent.”
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