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USDA offers $20 million to drought-stricken California

Millerton Lake
<p>Millerton Reservoir and Friant Dam&nbsp;near Fresno, Calif. at about 40 percent full. The lake provides water for residents and farms from Chowchilla to Bakersfield and is the source of water for the Friant-Kern Canal system. The high water mark is just below the rocks in the foreground.</p>
Deadline fast-approaching to receive USDA disaster grant relief.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will make $20 million available to California farmers and ranchers for water conservation efforts, but the application deadline to apply for this funding is March 3.

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