California drought is fueling battle between farmers

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The drought in California is serious for the fourth year in a row.

NPR reports that in the Sacramento Delta, farmers aren’t facing a water shortage; instead, canals lining the fields and wells are still providing water. The Sacramento Delta is fed by two of California’s largest rivers: the Sacramento River and the San Joaquin River. In California’s Central Valley to the south, though, the water supply is scarce.

It’s been the tradition for years to allow farmers in the Delta “senior” rights to the water, but that system is being challenged this year.

Via: NPR > California’s War Over Water Has Farmer Fighting Farmer

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