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California's Water Woes Deepen: 'A Bellwether of Things to Come'


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California's Water Woes Deepen: 'A Bellwether of Things to Come'

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

Central Valley farmers in drought-stricken California just got very bad news: the ongoing drought means they will get no federally allocated irrigation water this year.

The Bureau of Reclamation made the announcement on Friday.

"This low allocation is yet another indicator of the impacts the severe drought is having on California communities, agriculture, businesses, power, and the environment," Michael L. Connor, Reclamation Commissioner, said in a statement.