NPR logo

Farmers Battle over Water for California

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/18299690/18299680" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Farmers Battle over Water for California

Environment

Farmers Battle over Water for California

Farmers Battle over Water for California

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/18299690/18299680" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

With water levels at historical lows, squabbling over the Colorado River has increased. A 2003 agreement to give agricultural water to San Diego and Los Angeles has gotten complicated. Some farmers have even been convinced to let their crops dry up.

Rob Schmitz of member station KQED reports.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.