What about olives for oil?
Remember the bumper stickers that said "Don't complain about farmers with your mouth full"?
Well, the new version should read: "Farmers should not complain with their wallets full"
When the CA aqueduct project was passed by congress, it contained a requirement to install a return drain to remove saline tail water that would accumulate from the use of aqueduct water on...
It seems the last paragraph argues FOR groundwater regulation to keep wells from drying up. But, more surface storage would certainly help the problem.
A few years ago I inspected numerous blocks of almonds between Bakersfield and Shafter for a fairly large farming company. They placed a few 5 gallon plastic buckets around the orchard perimeters...