July 22, 2009

Saving water, one drip at a time

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If California farmers switched to drip irrigation, it would save enough water to fill Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy reservoir 16 times, according to a new study by the Pacific Institute, an Oakland-based water policy center.

Kelly Zito of the San Francisco Chronicle highlights the report, whose controversial recommendations also include overhauling the state’s water rights system and raising water prices.

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