On May 19, 2014, UC Davis released a preliminary drought economic impacts report that projects 410,000 acres of fallowed farmland, 14,500 job losses and a $1.7 billion hit to California’s agricultural economy. Those figures are reflected in a new California Farm Water Coalition Drought Update, which also looks at business failures, San Joaquin Valley poverty rates and mortgage failures, all indicators of our state’s broken water supply system.
 2014 Drought Update 5-22-2014
Click here to download a copy of the full 2014 Drought Fact Sheet infographic.

 

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