A recent announcement that California growers reliant upon surface water from the State Water Project would receive 5 percent of their allocation appeared to be good news for much of the state’s $2 billion citrus industry. In short, some trees could be kept alive on such an allocation. As with many political decisions, the devil is in the details. News by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) that precipitation from recent storms eliminates the need for rock barriers to ...

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