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Dec 9, 2014 1:23 AM

House plans to take up another drought relief bill

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) House Republicans are taking up another drought relief bill for California's farm belt and other water users to the south.

The new effort is advertised as a temporary measure that would allow agencies to divert water from northern rivers and reservoirs during the rainy season and send it to farms in the San Joaquin Valley, where hundreds of thousands of acres went unplanted and untended this year. A vote is expected Tuesday.

More than 99 percent of California remains in a moderate or severe drought.

The legislation faces an uphill climb even to be considered in the Democratic-controlled Senate, and White House advisers have recommended that President Barack Obama veto the bill if it ever does reach his desk.


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