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Westside farmers planting around water

Friday, December 17, 2010

Water is playing a key role for farmers as they decide what to plant in the coming year.

Farmers in the Western San Joaquin Valley have been affected by chronic water shortages. The Westlands Water District estimates its farmers could receive up to 30-percent of the supply from the federal Central Valley Project.

The Central Valley Project will issue its first formal estimate in February.

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