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Water Cutoff May Devastate California Farmers

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Water Cutoff May Devastate California Farmers

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Water Cutoff May Devastate California Farmers

Water Cutoff May Devastate California Farmers

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The long-running California drought has so parched water resources in the state that federal water managers announced Friday they would likely completely cut surface water deliveries to some key growing areas. The state estimates the water cutoff could cost $1 billion in lost farm revenue and cost 40,000 jobs.

Sasha Khokha reports from member station KQED.