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California farmers told drought could cut off their water

The Associated Press

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Thousands of Central California farmers were warned June 15 that they could face water cutoffs this summer as the state deals with a drought that already has curtailed federal and state irrigation supplies.

The State Water Resources Control Board notified about 6,600 farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta watershed who have rights to use water from the Central Valley estuary of “impending water unavailability" that may continue until winter rains come.

“This is how dry things are,” water board Chairman Joaquin Esquivel told the Sacramento Bee. “The hydrology that we’re seeing is not there ... There. . .

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