Valley Farmers Worried as Groundwater Levels Remain Low

Throughout western Fresno County, fertile land has been taken out of production because the irrigation supply isn’t stable enough to bring a crop to harvest.

Many of Joe Del Bosque’s dry fields in Firebaugh will stay that way this season.

“We pulled out our asparagus and we’re not planting our sweet corn, so we’re down to just two crops – almonds and our melons,” he said.