Daily Archives: September 22, 2016

Northern California Cropping and Irrigation Patterns (Part 1)

The most recent land use surveys by the California Department of Water Resources indicate approximately 982,500 acres of irrigated or potentially irrigated cropland in the Northern Sacramento Valley counties of Shasta, Tehama, Glenn, Butte, and Colusa. Manual field surveys taken approximately one decade apart suggest the total crop acreage has increased by about 73,000 acres or 8 percent. Continue reading