California tries to harness megastorm floods to ease crippling droughts

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5 minute readNovember 15, 20223:13 AM PSTLast Updated 9 hours ago

California tries to harness megastorm floods to ease crippling droughts

By Sharon Bernstein

California farmers aim to recharge aquifers by diverting floodwaters to fallowed land
California farmers aim to recharge aquifers by diverting floodwaters to fallowed land
California farmers aim to recharge aquifers by diverting floodwaters to fallowed land

[1/3] The dried out Arroyo Pasajero Creek is seen alongside an aqueduct in Huron, California, U.S. on October 25, 2022. REUTERS/Nathan Frandino123

HURON, Calif., Nov 15 (Reuters) – The land along the Arroyo Pasajero Creek, halfway between Sacramento and Los Angeles, is too dry to farm some years and dangerously flooded in others.

Reporting by Sharon Bernstein; Editing by Donna Bryson and Lisa Shumaker

A surfer takes some air off a wave while surfing after sunset in Cardiff, California, U.S., January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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