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California agricultural canal loses 60% of capacity
The Friant-Kern agricultural irrigation canal in the San Joaquin Valley of California has sunk so much due to subsidence it has lost 60% of its flow. The 152-mile canal delivers water to one million acres of farmland. It has sunk 2-3 feet in some areas. Five years of drought and its accompanying over-pumping of ground … Continue reading California agricultural canal loses 60% of capacity