Friday, November 9, 2012

News articles and links from November 9, 2012

Water supply
From San Jose Mercury News - Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012
Coalition response...Claims that California farmers are growing "low-value crops like rice, cotton and animal feed" is based on the wrong assumptions about crop production and water use efficiency. Rice consumes no more water than most other crops grown in the same region and it provides an enormous amount of habitat for birds on the Pacific Flyway. Thanks to new technology, today's cotton farmers can now use drip irrigation, which improves production and efficiency. And the animal feed grown in California is part of the production of milk and other high quality dairy products. The alternative is to truck it in from other states, further degrading air quality and adding to California's already overburdened transportation system.

From Sacramento Bee - Friday, Nov. 9, 2012
From ACWA - Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012
By Michael E. Campana
From WaterWired - Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012

From Fresno Bee - Friday, Nov. 9, 2012

Press release
From USBR - Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012

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