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California drought: Farmers ordered to cut water usage

Californian lawmakers have ordered farmers to reduce their water consumption, representing the largest cuts in the US state's history.

State officials have told more than 100 irrigation districts they must stop pumping supplies from drought-starved rivers.

The conservation move has been prompted by the worsening four-year drought in the state.

Peter Bowes reports from Los Angeles.

  • 13 Jun 2015
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