More water for central California farmers

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has announced that west Valley farmers will get 25% of their annual allotment of water on the California's Central Valley Project, an increase from a 5% prediction last month.

Officials said the stormy winter allowed them to increase the forecast. Further increases could be made in the next few months, officials said.

East-side farmers in the Friant Water Authority can expect 100% of their high-priority water and 10% of the next priority, which is usually used to soak into the ground to replenish wells.

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