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A water well being drilled in the Central Valley. (CBS)

California’s Record Drought Sparks Well Drilling Boom

California water well diggers are working around the clock, drilling wells for farmers desperate to keep their crops from turning to dust.

07/07/2014

Dried and cracked earth is visible on an unplanted field at a farm on April 29, 2014 near Mendota, California.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story Series: California’s Record Drought Taking Toll On Central Valley Farmers And Businesses

Cash registers in the Central Valley are seeing less activity these days because there’s less water. The state’s record drought is impacting farm towns in California’s Central Valley in a major way.

06/27/2014

Dried and cracked earth is visible on an unplanted field at a farm on April 29, 2014 near Mendota, California.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story Series: California Drought Hammering Central Valley Farms, Businesses

California’s record drought is affecting just about everyone across the state but the Central Valley’s multibillion-dollar agricultural industry may be experiencing the impact the most.

06/25/2014

A dry canal near Bakersfield, CA on February 6, 2014. (David McNew.Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story Series: California Drought Turning Central Valley Farmland Into Dust Bowl

Summer is here and nowhere is the drought being felt more severely than in California’s Central Valley, where fertile farmland is slowly turning into a dust bowl.

06/24/2014

Crop Duster sprays field (AP)

Link Between Pregnant Women Exposed To Agricultural Pesticides And Autism Found, Study Says

A new study from UC Davis released on Monday found that pregnant women living nearby fields where agricultural pesticides are used, have a higher risk of having a child with developmental delays.

06/23/2014

Artist rendering of a California High-Speed Rail trail. (CA High-Speed Rail Authority)

Central Valley’s Kern County Sues State Over High-Speed Rail Plan

Kern County is the latest Central Valley government to sue the state over its $68 billion bullet train plan.

06/06/2014

A stream of water cuts through a dry section of Folsom Lake on March 20, 2014 in Granite Bay, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Drought Could Cost Agricultural Economy $1.7B, Leave Thousands Without Work

Researchers say California’s drought could cost the state’s agricultural economy $1.7 billion this year and leave more than 14,000 farmworkers without work.

05/19/2014

Fresh asparagus is displayed at a farmers market in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Water Behind Dam Near Fresno To Be Tapped For Farmers Facing Drought

Officials said Tuesday that, for the first time in decades, they plan to tap water stored behind a dam east of Fresno, as they try to help California farmers through the ongoing drought.

05/13/2014

Honey bees in an apiary. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

Bee Hive Thefts Prove California’s Central Valley Beekeeping Is Big Business

Central Valley beekeepers are losing tens of thousands of dollars to thieves making off with beehives.

05/06/2014

Ceres Auto Body Shop

Former SF Man Found Dead In Auto Shop Freezer; His Husband Charged With Murder

A man found dead in the freezer of an abandoned Central Valley auto shop was married to the man charged with killing him, authorities said.

04/27/2014

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