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How much water does it take to grow an almond?

Mother Jones California, supplier of nearly half of all U.S. fruits, veggies and nuts, is on track to experience the driest year in the past half-millennium. Farms use about 80 percent of the state's "developed water," or water that's moved from its natural source to other areas via pipes and aqueducts. As the maps above show,

Feb 25, 2014