California farms ordered to stop pumping water from rivers

May 2, 2015 8:53 PM

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California farms ordered to stop pumping water from rivers

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - State officials say drought has forced them to order thousands of farms to stop pumping water from two Northern California river systems.

Tim Moran of the State Water Board said Friday that the order applies to more than 2,700 water rights holders - mostly farms - along the Sacramento River and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

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