Drought Has Huge Price Tag

Drought Has Huge Price Tag
(Davis, CA) -- Researchers say the ongoing drought in California could cost one region nearly two-billion dollars. The researchers from the University of California Davis used the latest water models to forecast the loss of more than 14-thousand jobs in the Central Valley's ag industry, along with the loss of another 410-thousand acres of farmland.
Professor Richard Howitt says with limited surface deliveries, farmers have no choice but to go the more expensive route of pumping ground water. The California Department of Food and Agriculture requested the research so they could best gauge where to send aid.
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Professor Richard Howitt says there isn't enough water to go around.
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