Drought forces cuts to some of California’s oldest water rights

Grist: California water regulators Friday took a step that they haven`t taken since 1977: They cut water allocations to 114 senior water-rights holders in the state. In fact, this action will probably have more impact than the 1977 cuts, because the state has a greater legal and practical power to demand restrictions. The State Water Board issued a notice saying: "The State Water Board has been monitoring diversion records and flow conditions within the Sacramento-San Joaquin River watershed and Delta.......

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