Farmers agree to reduce water consumption

June 9, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The strategy should spare the group from future mandatory cuts.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Dozens of farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta have voluntarily committed to cut water use by 25 percent, according to

The farmers plan to plant hardier plants that require less water to meet their goal, stated the article. They will also leave some fields unplanted.

The strategy should spare the group from future mandatory cuts, stated the article. Officials hope other farmers around the state will follow suit.

Cities and businesses around the state must also reduce their water usage by 25 percent under a statewide mandate, reported the article.

Plans filed by farmers east of San Francisco are well-conceived and will result in significant conservation, reported Michael George, delta water master for the water resources board. Farmer John Kisst will reduce irrigation and leave some of his land fallow.

“This is not a science,” Kisst said in the article. “But we’re expected to make our best effort.”

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