The water problems in the Central Valley are well known and documented. Over pumping of water for agriculture has created numerous problems. Communities not having potable water and land subsiding to name just two. Once this happens it is irreversible. The land subsiding has rendered many of their irrigation canals useless. Obviously their irresponsible pumping can’t go on forever and they will have to move elsewhere. I
f you live in town and aren’t out and about you may not have noticed the enormous amount of acreage being planted in almonds in this area. Guess what folks. THEY’RE HERE! The agricultural community will say it’s necessary to feed the country. I can go along with that to certain extent if everything grown stays in the USA. Unfortunately when large agricultural companies are involved, their bottom line is more important than people’s welfare and quality of life. This area is a Central Valley in the making.
— Richard Chaffee, Corning