North-to-South Water Transfers Encourage Inefficient Use of Agricultural Water

Comparative Water Use Efficiency of Growing Almonds in Kern County and in Butte County

Almond orchards a-floweringEven though almond yields may be larger per acre in Kern County, when using “crop per drop” as a criterion, Kern County orchards are only 39% as water use efficient as orchards in Butte County.

Click here to read our full report on the inefficiency of transferring water from north to south to grow almonds in Kern County.