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  • Heavy rains cut slightly into California drought

    March 1, 2010 9:27 PM

    Despite all the rain we've seen in recent weeks, California's drought situation is far from over. Farmers in Santa Maria depend heavily on groundwater to nourish their crops. They say they desperately needed the rain, but it's also created its share of problems. For farmers like George Chavez of... more »
  • Farmers enjoying a good rainy season

    March 1, 2010 2:01 PM

    Agriculture experts say its unclear whether all this rain has actually quenched the drought, but some farmers say they've only seen a positive impact from the rain. Strawberry growers say their major harvest is in April and May. They expect all the rain we've will bring better crops. Too much... more »
  • The federal government releases new plan to revive CA delta

    December 23, 2009 11:48 AM

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The federal government is releasing a new action plan aimed at relieving California's water crisis and restoring the vast freshwater estuary that provides drinking water to 25 million residents. The report issued Tuesday spells out six federal agencies' coordinated efforts to study the factors harming fish,... more »

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