Millerton Reservoir and Friant Dam near Fresno, Calif. at about 40 percent full. The lake provides water for residents and farms from Chowchilla to Bakersfield and is the source of water for the Friant-Kern Canal system. The high water mark is just below the rocks in the foreground.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will make $20 million available to California farmers and ranchers for water conservation efforts, but the application deadline to apply for this funding is March 3. The funding is available through the Natural Resources Conservation Service's Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), which aims to help agricultural operators use water more efficiently, stabilize fallowed cropland, and protect their livelihoods for the future. Funds are ...
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