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California Drought News: Drought makes it rain for water holders



bee flower
bee flower
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Today's dryku:
Water holders thrive 
In land of milk and honey 
But beekeepers don't

Keep sending in those #dryku to @KPCCdryku. In the meantime, Tuesday's drought news roundup asks what you'd do if you had a time-traveling DeLorean. Securing dibs on water rights might not be a bad bet.

Groundwater gold:

More than 60 billion gallons of groundwater are being proposed in water sales this year – either sold for profit or substituted for water sold for profit, according to a KQED analysis of documents filed with state and federal agencies. (KQED)

Foodstuffs:

Any fruit and vegetable price changes would take about a month to hit supermarket shelves, Richard Volpe, an economist for the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS), estimated. ERS forecasts that fruit and vegetable prices will rise by about 3 percent in 2014, lower than the 6 percent rise expected in beef, and the 5 percent to 6 percent rise expected in egg prices from factors excluding the drought. (International Business Times)

Bond problems:

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