Thursday, January 26, 2017

Central Valley Project holds off on water supply estimate

From the California Farm Bureau Federation's Food and Farm News:
Even with a well above-average Sierra snowpack and rivers swollen by flood releases from reservoirs, federal water officials remain cautious about agricultural water supplies. Managers of the federal Central Valley Project say it’s too early to estimate whether farm customers in the San Joaquin Valley can expect more water than the 5 percent supply of last year. The CVP will make its first official projection of water supplies next month.
As I reported recently, the State Water Project has already boosted its allocation to 60 percent of normal supplies. For updates on water, keep an eye out at CapitalPress.com.

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