Water Use On Agriculture in California
Everything is Fine
- California is the biggest producer of Agriculture in the U.S., e.g.: Produces more lemons than all states combined.
- CA accounts 13% of the nations agricultural value.
- CA has great soil and climate for agriculture.
- Farmers are using a lot of water.
- Without CA, food would be expensive because of imports, and people with eat a lot more grain without the fruits and veggies in CA
The Drought Begins
- Farmers have less water for high demanding crops like almonds.
- Almonds take 10% of water in CA.
- Farmers start to drain groundwater deposits.
- Groundwater never comes back.
- Earth where the groundwater was, start to sink and create holes, could hurt the ground of the surrounding area.
The Middle of the Drought
- Farmers do not have much water left.
- Still use more water than needed so the government gives them more next time.
- Farmers run out of water. Animals die.
- Cannot grow as many crops, especially nuts.
- Less crops exported to the rest of the United States of America.
- California's economy is starting to get worse with not having as much agriculture to sell.
- Food and especially fruits are more expensive because of California needing imports.
- People become less healthy, eating a lot of grain, but way less fruits and vegetables.
- Even less water for, urban use, limited water.