Agriculture losses drought set jump 23% this year, economy coping

ClimateWire: This year, California farmers will likely experience worse drought conditions than they did in 2014, but a preliminary report suggests the economic impacts won't be as severe as some researchers had anticipated. According to data collected by researchers at the University of California, Davis, the amount of available surface water supply will be about 33 percent less on average. While the reduced water level is significant, increased groundwater pumping is expected to help buffer the agricultural......

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