California officials announced further water usage restrictions on Friday, this time aimed mostly at farmers in the San Joaquin and Sacramento areas. More than 100 water rights holders who gained access after 1903 will have to reduce their water usage significantly, which could lead to fallow croplands in an area that has mostly been exempt from water restrictions. This is the latest in the desperate attempt to save California from the effects of ever-worsening drought conditions.
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New California water cuts force farmers to abandon 620,000 acres of cropland