Wednesday February 8, 2023

ABC 30

We’ve seen an impressive amount of rain during the last two months.

The Fresno Irrigation District has been collecting the water in recharge basins across the county and started offering it up to farmers early.

Farmers say the extra water is a blessing, but now some are rushing to make sure they’re ready to receive it.

“Ten years ago, we didn’t worry about how much water we were going to use and now everybody watches their water use,” Ron Eastom the farm manager for R4 Farming said.

R4 Farming is a company that owns 700 acres of land west of Fresno and grows almonds, wine grapes and raisins.

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