• February 17, 2018

Irrigation starts early in dry local orchards - Golden State Newspapers: Tracy Press News

Irrigation starts early in dry local orchards

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Posted: Friday, February 9, 2018 10:00 am

The latest recorded rainfall in Tracy was on Jan. 26, and it wasn’t much — two-hundredths of an inch — and there’s no rainfall expected in the next two weeks at least. More and more people are beginning to say, “It’s feeling a lot like a drought — again.”

Evidence of that is unfolding in rural Tracy farmland, where irrigation water is starting to flow out of canals and into fields — a month earlier than “normal.”

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