Ag Today February 1, 2018

Lack of rainfall in the Valley continues to disappoint farmers


By Reuben Contreras
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 09:02PM
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — After one of the driest Decembers on record Valley growers had hope the month of January would be the turning point for rain to return.

Ryan Jacobsen with the Fresno County Farm Bureau says water levels on the Kings River are nothing to brag about either.

“You know the indications right now are somewhere near the 25 to 35 percentile of where we should be as far as normal. So we are way behind. The end of January helped a little but we have a lot of catching up still to do,” said Jacobsen.

The lack of rain and above normal temperatures have growers concerned not just for a shortage of water deliveries this summer but also the impact of spring crops.

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