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Drought preparedness workshop to help plan for limited water supply

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With forecasts painting a sobering picture of the 2013-14 state water supply, the California Department of Water Resources and the Center for Irrigation Technology will conduct a drought preparedness workshop for Valley agriculture professionals.

The workshop, aimed at growers, irrigation managers, water district personnel, engineers and policy makers, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 17 at Fresno State’s Alice Peters Auditorium (room 191 in the Peters Business building).

“Access to information and resources will be key components in helping California agriculture prepare for what the National Weather Service has forecast as a potentially short water year,” said David Zoldoske, director of the Center for Irrigation Technology.

Presented topics include statewide water conditions, water transfers for 2014, USDA programs affected by the Interim Farm Bill, pumping efficiency, getting by with less water in orchards and vineyards, and more...


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