California’s Water: Water for Farms
California is the nation’s largest farm state and a global market leader. Farms have steadily improved productivity per unit of water used, but the latest drought has exposed agriculture’s growing vulnerability to water shortages. This brief describes a number of opportunities to strengthen agricultural water management for the long term.
This publication is part of a briefing kit that summarizes a dozen of the state’s most pressing water management issues.
This series is supported with funding from the following sponsors:
Almond Board of California
Association of California Water Agencies
California American Water Co.
California Water Service
The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation
Ecology and Environment Inc.
Environmental Defense Fund
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Mojave Water Agency
Morgan Family Foundation
The Nature Conservancy
Northern California Water Association
Rosenberg Ach Foundation
The San Diego Foundation
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority
S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
Sonoma County Water Agency
The Walton Family Foundation
The Wonderful Company