Water agencies deliver grim cutback message
Last updated 11/20/2007 at Noon
A crucial Southern California agricultural hub is bracing for lower crop yields and drought-stressed groves and vineyards as three local water districts prepare for a 30 percent supply cut ordered by the region’s wholesale agency.
Local water agencies that serve a vast agricultural area say they must soon comply with cuts mandated by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. A failure to meet the supply cuts that take effect January 1 could financially cripple agencies and growers for years to come, officials say.
“There is no way we can fail in this program,” Keith Le...