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Farmer Loses 1,000 Acres of Almond Trees to California Drought

Image: Statewide Drought Forces Californians To Take Drastic Measures For Water Conversation
A front loader moves an uprooted almond tree at Baker Farming on February 25, 2014 in Firebaugh, California. Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

A front loader moves an uprooted almond tree at Baker Farming on February 25, 2014 in Firebaugh, Calif. Almond farmer Barry Baker of Baker Farming had 1,000 acres, 20 percent, of his almond trees removed because he doesn't have access to enough water to keep them watered as the California drought continues. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation officials announced this past Friday that it will not be providing Central Valley farmers with any water from the federally run system of reservoirs and canals fed by mountain runoff.