Officials concerned restrictions may apply to Water Action Plan

By Andrew Creasey, The Appeal Democrat

Potential water conservation requirements on agriculture would be a “non-starter” to implement the draft California Water Action Plan, one Sutter County official said on Friday.

The plan, which outlines goals to curb California water woes, may call for reductions in water use in agricultural areas to slake the thirst of Southern California and provide stability for environmental concerns in the Delta, said Sutter County Supervisor James Gallagher.

“That’s not going to work for us,” Gallagher said. “We’ve been good stewards of our water and have conserved our water well. Anything that would ask us to further conserve our water would be harmful to our agriculture.”

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