California farmers propose voluntary water cuts

May 20, 2015 7:56 AM by Cheryl Wengren, Photo: CDWR

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Farmers in one part of drought-parched California are trying to avoid harsh, state-imposed water use restrictions by proposing their own standards.

The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta farmers, who have California's oldest water rights, are proposing to voluntarily cut their use by 25 percent.

They expect to present the proposal to state officials today.


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