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California Drought News: State pulls back on zero ag water stance, Congressional water hearing and more

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  • Good news for some farmers in the Central Valley: state water officials are pulling back on their stance to supply only water for drinking and sanitation purposes. (Los Angeles Times)
  • Members of the House Natural Resources Committee gather in Fresno today to take testimony on the drought. The title of the hearing is "California Water Crisis and its Impacts: The Need for Immediate and Long-Term Solutions." (Sacramento Bee)
  • Yesterday, roughly a thousand people rallied in Fresno to criticize state officials over their handling of the drought. (Fresno Bee)
  • Across the state, the drought is having an uneven impact on landscapers and gardeners. (San Jose Mercury News)

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