As Rains Soak California, Farmers Test How To Store Water Underground (Texas Public Radio 1-12-17)

Six years ago, Don Cameron, the general manager of Terranova Ranch, southwest of Fresno, Calif., did something that seemed kind of crazy.

He went out to a nearby river, which was running high because of recent rains, and he opened an irrigation gate. Water rushed down a canal and flooded hundreds of acres of vineyards ? even though it was wintertime. The vineyards were quiet. Nothing was growing.

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