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California Orders Large Cuts in Water Use

California has ordered some of the largest water cuts on record to help ease shortages during the current drought. The move affects more than 100 senior water rights holders in the state's Delta, San Joaquin and Sacramento regions, including water districts that serve thousands of farmers and others. The cuts mark the first time since the 1970s that California has curtailed water use to senior water rights holders in the state. The order affects farmers and others whose rights to...

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