Take Two for April 29, 2013

Farmers look for new solutions to water woes

Strawberry Farm - 12

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Varieties of strawberries are labeled. The Albion variety, right, was developed by the University of California.

When the California snow pack is measured next week, the state will have a better sense of what the summer water supply will be. It could leave farmers scrambling for water, potentially pumping more precious groundwater from aquifers.

But too much pumping has overdrawn some aquifers, causing the land to sink in parts of California's farm belt. Some farmers are looking at a unique solution.

From the California Report, Sasha Khokha has the story.


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