On Friday, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar set farms’ federal water allotment at between 5 percent to 30 percent, if not more, causing Sen. Diane Feinstein to delay efforts to get more water for farmers. The Central Valley Project, which delivers such water, is seen winding its way along the valley’s western edge near Patterson.  (Dick Schmidt /  The Sacramento Bee)
On Friday, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar set farms’ federal water allotment at between 5 percent to 30 percent, if not more, causing Sen. Diane Feinstein to delay efforts to get more water for farmers. The Central Valley Project, which delivers such water, is seen winding its way along the valley’s western edge near Patterson. (Dick Schmidt / The Sacramento Bee)
On Friday, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar set farms’ federal water allotment at between 5 percent to 30 percent, if not more, causing Sen. Diane Feinstein to delay efforts to get more water for farmers. The Central Valley Project, which delivers such water, is seen winding its way along the valley’s western edge near Patterson. (Dick Schmidt / The Sacramento Bee)

Farm water allotment forecast at 5% to 30%

February 26, 2010 11:14 PM