The vast majority of California’s water goes to agriculture. You’d think farmers would be happy. However most large irrigation districts are breaking a state law intended to show how much farms are actually using.
A Sacramento Bee investigation reveals that during California’s epic five-year drought, most of the state’s irrigation districts didn’t comply with a 2007 law that requires them to provide an accounting of how much water they’re delivering directly to farmers.
State regulators are largely powerless to stop them, but they don’t seem too bothered by it.
Source: The Sacramento Bee