FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Calif. Debates Unregulated Pumping
Wed Aug 20, 2014 04:33 PM CDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Three years of drought have Californians debating an end to the state's status as one of the last in the West with a pump-as-you-please policy for the vital underground sources that provide up to 65 percent of the state's water.

Even with falling groundwater tables contributing to mandatory water restrictions for many cities, and forcing farmers and others to drill deeper and deeper wells, it's been down to the wire as to whether California's competing water interests are ready to translate that talk into action. California's status as the country's biggest farm economy, with the water-thirsty ...

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