Editor's Pick 2015, #10:
California's irrigation varies by crop
The California drought continues into 2015?as of April, 44 percent of the State is classified under the exceptional drought rating (meaning that there are exceptional and widespread crop/pasture losses; and shortages of water in reservoirs, streams, and wells creating water emergencies, as determined by U.S. Drought Monitor, produced by the interdepartmental U.S. Government National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)). Farmers in California grow a wide variety of crops using off-farm surface water, groundwater, and?to a limited extent?on-farm surface water.
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