Agrigulture

December 27, 2014--Water source for almonds in California may run dry (New York Times)

California’s almond orchards have been thriving over the past decade and now provide an $11 billion annual boost to the state economy. Covering 860,000 acres, they account for 80 percent of world production.


September 6, 2011--State looking at South Platte outbound flows (Pueblo Chieftain)

The state is looking at a contention by farm groups in northeastern Colorado that more water has been sent down the South Platte River to Nebraska than necessary as a result of court-ordered well restrictions in 2006. State Engineer Dick Wolfe countered that the report misinterprets how much water is “owed” to Nebraska, but concedes there is room for better accounting of flows.


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