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Initial federal water allocations for valley ag are low at 15 and 20 percent

 •  by Lois Henry

An historically dry February forced the feds to keep initial water allocations to Central Valley Project contractors low in the first round of allocations announced Tuesday during a call with federal water contractors.

The Bureau of Reclamation is looking at delivering 15 percent of contracted amounts to agricultural contractors, such as Westlands Water District, south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

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