Commentary: Farmers, ranchers need more reliable water supply


Issue Date: August 3, 2016
By Joe Del Bosque
San Luis Reservoir in western Merced County holds only about 10 percent of its capacity—its lowest level in more than 25 years. Described as the largest off-stream reservoir in the nation, San Luis collects water used by both federal and state water projects. Farmers who buy water from the federal Central Valley Project have received a 5 percent allocation this year.
Photo/Dave Kranz
Joe Del Bosque

This commentary by farmer Joe Del Bosque of Firebaugh originally appeared in the Orange County Register. 

Permission for use is granted, however, credit must be made to the California Farm Bureau Federation when reprinting this item.