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Westlands Growers Hope Late Season Storms Boost Water Allocations

Apr 10, 2018

It wasn’t a "Miracle March" but last month's spring storms helped turn around what might have been a devastating year for California’s water supplies into one that is merely depressing. But was it too late for many valley farmers? We spoke with Johnny Amaral, deputy general manager for external affairs for Westlands Water District on Valley Edition. He joined us to talk about how this year is shaping up for valley growers, and also about some other issues in the news. We explored Westlands growers' opposition to the governor's twin tunnels project, their on-going efforts to get congressional approval for a drainage settlement, and the effort to build new water storage under the Prop 1A water bond.