Bone-dry California orders largest water cuts to farmers on record

June 12, 2015 9:08 PM

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Bone-dry California orders largest water cuts to farmers on record

Drought-stricken California on Friday ordered the largest cuts on record to farmers holding some of the state's strongest water rights.

State water officials told more than 100 senior rights holders in California's Sacramento, San Joaquin and delta watersheds to stop pumping from those waterways.

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