National Drought Mitigation Center

National Drought Mitigation Center
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Northern California farmers concerned about lack of rain
1/5/2018 4:45:26 PM

Society & Public Health
Butte County, CA
Colusa County, CA
Glenn County, CA
Lake County, CA
Napa County, CA
Placer County, CA
Sacramento County, CA
San Joaquin County, CA
Shasta County, CA
Solano County, CA
Sutter County, CA
Tehama County, CA
Yolo County, CA
Yuba County, CA

Start Date: 1/3/2018 -  
California farmers were stressed over the lack of rain so far this winter season and were praying for storms to bring moisture, but the dry weather also allowed them to accomplish tasks, such as vine pruning, that would normally have to wait until later. A grape grower in Elk Grove took advantage of the dry weather and began pruning his vines a month early and was nearly finished with the task. Some farmers had begun irrigating to guard against crop yield loss. KOVR-TV CBS Sacramento (Calif.), Jan. 3, 2018