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California farmers look to oil industry for water

by Lauren Sommer, The California Report | Take Two

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Water from Chevron's Kern River oil field supplies almond orchards near Bakersfield. Lauren Sommer/KQED

The state's historic drought means many farmers in the Central Valley are still struggling to keep their crops alive. Reservoirs and wells are running dry.

But, the California Report's Lauren Sommer says farmers in Bakersfield are getting extra water from an unlikely source: the oil industry.

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