Surplus water flowing to state’s farms, reservoirs

Outlet: The Scaramento Bee

July 31, 2011

California water agencies, after suffering three years of drought, are now enjoying an unusual benefit: a tide of cheap water declared “surplus” after a bountiful winter. State and federal agencies made the water available this year, under special contract terms, for the first time since 2006. The aim is to find a productive use, in cities and on crops, for the weather anomaly that brought more water than state dams can hold…

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