central valley


Mon April 27, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

Dry farming: a technique for a water scarce future

Dry fields and bare groves looking west toward the Coast Range, near San Joaquin, Calif.
Photo by Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis, 2014


Earlier this month, Governor Jerry Brown stepped up to a podium in a dry, grassy field in Eastern California. He took a deep breath, and made a landmark statement.

"We’re in a historic drought, and that demands unprecedented action. It’s for that reason that I’m issuing an executive order demanding substantial water reduction across our state."

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Wed February 20, 2013