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California cuts farmers' share of water as state faces prolonged drought

Rights dating to 1903 will be restricted, and such curbs will grow as summer months go on: officials

A farmer ploughs his dusty field in Sheldon as a severe drought continues to affect California on May 25, 2015. California has recently announced sweeping statewide water restrictions for the first time in history in order to combat the region's devastating drought, the worst since records began.

Los Angeles

FARMERS with rights to California water dating back more than a century will face sharp cutbacks, the first reduction in their water use since 1977, state officials announced on Friday.

The officials said that rights dating to 1903 would be restricted, and that such...

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