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California moves to cut off water to thousands of farmers, as drought dries up rivers

The Sacramento Bee

UPDATED JULY 24, 2021 09:31 AM

Forced to reckon with a worsening drought, California’s water regulators are preparing to forbid thousands of farmers from tapping into the state’s major rivers and streams.

It’s an extraordinary step — and one that regulators didn’t take during the last drought, which was considered one of the worst on record.