Thursday, March 27, 2014

Water, water - not everywhere

It's raining here in Sonoma County this morning.  I figure where I live we have had about 12" of rain in February and March - which looks rather normal.  But we are still in the midst of a drought.  News this week from Quarter Acre Farm is that they are planting only crops which can be dry farmed.  That means fewer but tastier tomatoes - but no CSA subscriptions this year.

Locally we do not depend on Sierra Nevada snowpack, of which there is so very little this year.  But much of what America eats does.  The long term future of water in the Central Valley is probably not good, certainly fraught with dilemmas and trade-offs.  This article from farmer and writer David Mas Masumoto in last Sunday's Bee explains. 

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