Irrigation cutbacks challenge planning

06/11/2013 03:12:00 PM
Vicky Boyd

Del Mar Farms, Patterson, Calif., is more fortunate because much of the area around its nearby cantaloupe fields is served by water districts with older water rights, said Brian Wright, sales manager. Although the districts are receiving less water, the cutbacks aren’t nearly as severe as those farther south.

“Water is definitely going to be more expensive, but in terms of availability, we feel we’re in a good position,” he said.


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