The lack of water in the state’s reservoirs, coupled with the environmental collapse of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta where water from the state’s wet north is pumped south to irrigate fields, has restricted the amount of water some of the state’s most prolific farmers receive to as little as 10 percent of normal.
“You think we had a tough year this year?” said Marvin Meyers, an almond grower on Fresno County’s dry west side. “Wait ’til next year.”
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