Friday, February 20, 2009

It's not like it hasn't happened before

From the Los Angeles Times:

It marks the first time in 17 years that the Federal Bureau of Reclamation has announced that it does not have enough water to fulfill its agricultural contracts to parts of the Central Valley, including about 3 million acres of farmland typically irrigated by the agency. In addition to 1992, the agency also announced a zero-percent supply for agriculture in 1977. In both 1992 and 1977, the water supply eventually increased to 25% of the contracts, agency spokesperson Lynnette Wirth said.


Tim Hearden said...

Thanks, Sheela. I'm a relatively new reporter at Capital Press and I just joined the Blogriculture lineup. I had a blog at my last paper, and so I decided to join this team of accomplished ag reporters and editors in this effort. The blog is an opportunity to get information out quickly, to publish odds and ends that didn't make it into our articles for space reasons, or to illuminate fun or interesting facts. I'm glad you're following along, and I hope you tell your friends.

Gary L. West said...


It looks like that comment was a spam comment, trying to get people to go to another website, not really a real comment. So I deleted it.


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