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Some California farmers to go without federal water

02/27/2015 5:29 PM 0

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - For a second straight year, the federal government said Friday it won't send any of its reservoir water to the Central Valley, forcing farmers in California's agricultural heartland to again scramble for other sources or leave fields ......

In this June 25, 2013, file photo, a mechanical harvester picks tomatoes in the Westlands Water District near Five Points, Calif. A federal agency said Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, it will not release water for most Central Valley farms this year, forcing farmers to continue to scramble for other sources or leave fields unplanted. Many farmers had been bracing for the news as California's drought enters its fourth year. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka, File) Show/Hide caption

In this June 25, 2013, file photo, a mechanical harvester picks tomatoes in the Westlands Water District near Five Points, Calif. A federal agency said Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, it will not release water for most Central Valley farms this year, forcing farmers to continue to scramble for other sources or leave fields unplanted. Many farmers had been bracing for the news as California's drought enters its fourth year. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka, File)

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