Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The agricultural water picture

April storms mean that the Central Valley Project can be more generous with its water allocations. Farmers south of Tracy who receive water from the Delta-Mendota Canal will get 40 percent of their water contracts filled this year, up from an estimated 30 percent just weeks ago.

But while that might be the touted news item, who gets how much water — especially in the Central Valley — is a complex issue.

This Central Valley Business Times report has a fairly decent rundown of who's getting what. If you're interested.

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