Drought Fact Sheet – May 2015 (revised 5-26-15)

In May of 2015, almost 75% of farms had sustained cutbacks of 80% or more in water supplies. Learn more about the 2011-2017 California drought in this Drought Fact Sheet, dated May 26, 2015. [gview file=”https://farmwater.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/California-Agriculture-Drought-Fact-Sheet05262015.pdf”]   2011-2017 California Drought

Drought Fact Sheet – April 2015

In April of 2015, farms in California had sustained multiple years of severely restricted water supplies, and went unmentioned in a declaration by Governor Brown requiring mandatory conservation among California’s urban water users. Recognizing the significant efforts by agriculture, Governor Brown rebuked attacks that he hadn’t asked enough from California’s farms and rural communities in […]

August 5, 2014 Drought Fact Sheet

2014 California Drought Fact Sheet

California Needs to Modernize its Water Infrastructure to Grow, Not Shrink, our Agricultural Output. California’s agricultural industry provides jobs and economic activity and plays a crucial role in global food production. But this position is at risk due to the drought and unreliable water infrastructure.

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June 12, 2014 Drought Fact Sheet

2014 drought fact sheet 6-12

This new fact sheet from the CFWC provides an update on impacts of the 2014 drought. The impacts of the 2014 drought are likely to be much worse than in 2009 – with socio-economic impacts up to 50% more severe.

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May 22, 2014 Drought Fact Sheet

2014 Drought Update 5-22-2014

On May 19, 2014, UC Davis released a preliminary drought economic impacts report that projects 410,000 acres of fallowed farmland, 14,500 job losses and a $1.7 billion hit to California’s agricultural economy.

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