Blogging the SF Chronicle: Farmers Sell Water to Cities

Blogging the SF Chronicle: Farmers Sell Water to Cities

Stephanie Kinnear
Jan 28, 2008

Because it's been raining almost nonstop for the last 3 days here in California, staying dry has been our top priority.

But, conserving water is always on our minds (e.g, taking shorter showers and washing our dishes with as little as possible) -- so we've been happy with all this precipitation.

However, judging from a pretty shocking article we read in the SF Chronicle last Thursday, this bit of rain won't be enough to solve California's major water problems.

According to the article, farmers in Northern California are actually planning to sell their irrigation water to thirsty cities rather than growing their crops. In a time when cities like Los Angeles are in such desperate need for water, the farmers believe they'll actually make more selling their water.

It's an interesting article worth a read.

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