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Almonds Are Still Sucking Up Lots of California's Water

Two new data points on the ongoing California drought and its impact on the state's booming and thirsty farms: • In California's agriculture-rich, water-poor San Joaquin Valley, H2O from the state's big irrigation projects has been especially scarce in recent years. As a result, farmers have had to rely heavily on water pumped from underground aquifers—and they've extracted so much of it that since 2013, land has been sinking in large swaths of the region, fouling up canals, bridges, roads, and other vital infrastructure and racking up billions of dollars in damage.
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