TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) — Citrus growers have welcomed the recent storms in the South Valley.
That’s because they will bring water security for now and later in the year.
If you drive toward the Sierra Nevada in Tulare County, you can’t miss the thick white layer of snow.
Those snow packs and the recent rainfall are exactly what growers have been waiting for after years of drought.
“We will take it. Yes, it’s crazy and made it difficult to get in the field and slowed down the market a bit, but we will take all the water we can get,” said Casey Creamer, CEO of California Citrus Mutual.
Casey Creamer, CEO of California Citrus Mutual, says there have been some recent changes regarding water allocation for farmers. Changes, he says, are great news for the agriculture community.
“Here recently, the Friant water system class one, 100% allocation and I think class 2 is 20 …