THIS JUST IN … California cuts off thousands of Valley farmers from river water as drought intensifies

From the Sacramento Bee:

California regulators cut off thousands of farmers from their main irrigation supplies Tuesday, banning them from pulling water from the state’s main rivers and streams as the drought worsens. The State Water Resources Control Board, following hours of debate and comment, voted 5-0 to impose an “emergency curtailment” order covering the rivers of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta watershed — essentially the entire Central Valley. It’s the most dramatic step taken to date by state regulators since the drought was officially declared in most of California’s counties — and surpasses any of the moves made during the previous drought. …

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UPDATETHIS JUST IN … PRESS RELEASE: State Water Board approves emergency curtailment measures for the Delta watershed

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