Total Water vs. Drought Water Used to Produce Select Commodities in California, Nina M. Anderson and Daniel A. Sumner

March 16, 2016

To be relevant to California’s drought, discussions of water used to produce food items should focus on the irrigation water relevant to production in California. By that measure, drought-relevant water used to produce livestock products such as beef and milk is moderate compared to crop products such as wine and broccoli.

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