Water Source for Almonds in California May Run Dry – NYTimes.com

SACRAMENTO — California’s almond orchards have been thriving over the past decade and now provide an $11 billion annual boost to the state economy. Covering 860,000 acres, they account for 80 percent of world production. But the growth coincides with another record development here — drought — and the extensive water needs of nut trees are posing a sharp challenge to state water policy.

via Water Source for Almonds in California May Run Dry – NYTimes.com.

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One comment

  1. ianscyberspace · December 29, 2014

    I read somewhere that tapping the underground water sources over the years has caused the above sea level in areas affected to drop considerably. I wonder if that’s true?

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