Farmers encouraged to put water conservation efforts on the map, says University of California

In honor of its centennial anniversary, the University of California Cooperative Extension is throwing a Day of Science and Service on May 8th. Because of this, the extension is encouraging farmers to report their efforts to conserve water in a statewide geographical dataset. This day will not only help people understand the continuing water-saving efforts, but raise awareness about water conservation not only farms but households as well. “Right now California is experiencing one of the worst droughts on record,” said Darren Haver, UCCE advisor in Orange County. “Some communities may run out of water in the next 10 years. If everyone in the state saves at least 10 gallons a month, we will be able to save over four and a half billion gallons a year.”

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