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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Almond industry wants to use orchards for groundwater recharge | Tree Nuts content from Western Farm Press

Almond industry wants to use orchards for groundwater recharge | Tree Nuts content from Western Farm Press: What started out to his neighbors as a crazy idea is gaining traction as a good plan.

“It’s not going to solve everything but it’ll certainly help,” said western Fresno Count, Calif. grower Don Cameron.

Cameron’s plan to set aside thousands of acres of farmland for groundwater recharge didn’t start out with much support or praise from others, but as drought lingers and organizations like the Almond Board of California (ABC) talk up the concept of using orchards and other farmland for groundwater recharge, the idea doesn’t seem so far-fetched anymore.