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– Stockton, CA
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California Farmers Worry Senior Water Rights Cuts In Drought Could Be Devastating « CBS Sacramento
TRACY (CBS13) — California ordered dramatic cuts
to farmers who have water rights dating back more than 100 years to help with the drought.
Notices have been sent to 114 senior rights holders, telling them to stop diverting water and to stop releasing previously stored water. Those who violate the order face fines up to $1,000 a day and $2,500 per acre-foot.
RUNNING OUT of Water – Mountain House water source dries up – News – recordnet.com
– Stockton, CA
Posted Jun. 15, 2015 at 5:48 PM
Outdoor irrigation could soon be entirely banned in San Joaquin County’s newest community, more evidence that the pain of the drought is not limited to local farmers.
Mountain House, a planned community of about 9,600 people, buys its water from the Byron Bethany Irrigation District near Tracy.
But on Friday, state officials announced that Byron Bethany can no longer divert water under its century-old water right, along with 114 other water districts, farms and companies up and down the Central Valley.
The announcement was no surprise. But Mountain House must now scramble to either secure an alternate supply, or impose massive cuts on its residents.
“The drought is beginning to really hurt people where they live, and Mountain House is no different,” the community’s general manager, Ed Pattison, told his Board of Directors just two days before the cuts were announced.
The state’s so-called “curtailments” require water users to cease diversions within seven days, or face penalties up to $1,000 per day. However, the state says it will consider — on a case-by-case basis — allowing some water to be delivered for health and human safety purposes.
If that happens in Mountain House, the town would be left with about 50 gallons per person per day, Pattison said last week. Current usage is about 97 gallons per person per day.
Essentially cutting the water supply in half creates the “very real possibility” that all outdoor watering will be banned, Pattison said.
“That would basically mean that Mountain House would lose potentially hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars in landscaping that has already been put in place, and is one of the beautiful aesthetics that brings people to Mountain House,” he said.