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The U.S. state California is going the worst drought its history. Water supplies are now dangerously low levels. The state government has introduced many laws to try to prevent water shortages. California farmers have stepped to do their part helping to conserve water. California's agriculture sector has agreed to cut back its water use by 25 per cent. This will be a voluntary basis. The agreement follows a move California's governor Jerry Brown to cut water use cities by 25 per cent. This was introduced as an emergency measure and it made many city residents angry. They did not want to be the only people having to cut back water.

California's water system serves 30 million people and irrigates nearly six million acres farmland. It is the world's largest and most productive water system. It is also one the most difficult systems because too many people want too little water. There is a great demand water the state. Farmers say it is important they get water first because growing food is essential. However, some crops, like almond trees, need a lot water. People the cities say they need water the most to be able to live. There is also demand California's many golf courses and the swimming pools the wealthy people in the state. California’s population will be almost 50 million people the year 2020.

 
 

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