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Water Wars: Local Leaders Say Our Water is in Jeopardy

Officials held a press conference at Fresno City Hall, they say the Bureau of Reclamation is not following procedure and ignoring senior water rights when allocating water.
        Valley leaders want to change a recent water decision that could dry up East Side farms.
        Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin ,Orange Cove Mayor Gabriel Jimenez and Friant water officials held a press conference about an hour ago at Fresno City Hall.
        They said the Bureau of Reclamation is not following procedure and ignoring senior water rights when allocating water.
        The bureau is releasing water but Friant water users won't get any.
        It means East side farms could dry up.
        Mayor Swearengin is calling for a face to face meeting with the bureau to discuss water allocation.


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