Fed stimulus funds to help Calif. conserve water

Outlet: Yahoo!

August 21, 2009

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — About $27 million in federal grants will help boost water conservation and storage efforts throughout California as the state grinds through its third year of drought. The release of the funds announced by Interior Sec. Ken Salazar Thursday include more than $15 million for projects in the San Joaquin Valley, where irrigation shortages have forced farmers to layoff workers and leave hundreds of thousands of acres unplanted…

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