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Ag Water Summit participants say California drought not over

 

Last updated 2/10/2017 at Noon

Charley Wolk from Fallbrook addresses the crowd at the inaugural Agricultural Water Summit, Feb. 3. Wolk said the 2017 avocado crop "is one of the smallest in a good number of years" due to salt content in soil. Tony Ault photo (Charley Wolk from Fallbrook addresses the crowd at the inaugural Agricultural Water Summit, Feb. 3. Wolk said the 2017 avocado crop "is one of the smallest in a good number of years" due to salt content in soil. Tony Ault photo)

“One rainy month will not make up for a six-year drought,” pointed out Larry Dick, Metropolitan Water District (MWD) chairman of the Agriculture and Industry Relations Committee, at the first ever Agricultural Water Summit Feb. 3, sponsored by the Rancho California Water District (RCWD).

Dick was the guest speaker at the water summit held at South Coast Winery in Temecula Wine Country that brought more than 100 farmers and agricultural business owners to hear about how area water resources will be affected now and in the future.

Dick said, “the drought is not over,” and the water...



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