US food supply at risk as historic drought sees water to California farms cut

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      PADemD
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      • Fearful that there may not be enough water for city dwellers or wildlife, authorities in the state have abruptly cut supplies to farms
      • Growers complain a mountain of pointless restrictions have left them unable to fill their usual role of supplying America’s supermarkets

       

      In the valleys of central California, the search for water has turned into an all-out obsession as the region suffers through a drought that could threaten the United States’ food supply.

      Residents have watched with dismay as verdant fields have turned into brown, dusty plains, leaving shrivelled trees, dying plants and exasperated farmers.

       

      https://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/3144322/us-food-supply-risk-historic-drought-sees-water

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      jbnw
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      See https://www.cnrfc.noaa.gov/monthly_precip.php and look at September.

      Still a long way to go, but better than August when this was written.

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