April 1, 2015 / 10:09 PM / 4 years ago

California order to cut water use does not apply to farmers

PHILLIPS, Calif. (Reuters) - California farmers, already hit by reductions in the amount of water they can buy for irrigation, will not be held to Democratic Governor Jerry Brown’s order on Wednesday for a 25 percent reduction in water use in the state’s prolonged drought.

Brown, acting in the face of a devastating multiyear drought, ordered the California’s first statewide mandatory water restrictions on Wednesday, directing cities and communities to reduce usage by 25 percent.

Reporting by Sharon Bernstein; Editing by Cynthia Johnston

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below