Study disputes need to conserve farm water

Outlet: California Watch

November 29, 2011

A new report suggests that California agriculture already uses water efficiently and disputes the notion that conservation could free up large amounts of water for other uses. Increasing water efficiency would generate only 330,000 acre-feet per year of new water, according to the study, which was conducted by the Center for Irrigation Technology at CSU Fresno. That represents about 0.5 percent of the state’s water use…

Read more...