Californa Mandates Public and Private Water Reduction

California authorities announced major water cuts to holders of some of the state's strongest water rights Friday, in the face of a four-year drought that has put unprecedented pressure on the state's water supply.

The cuts will impact 100 so-called senior water rights holders, including water districts and farmers of commodities such as almonds, pears and grapes, most of whose properties are located near the Sacramento River, the State Water Resources Control Board said in a statement...

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