Unlike water agencies with more abundant supplies, Westlands must allocate (ration) water to its farmers, even in the wettest years. The District’s primary annual contract entitlements, plus reassignments contracts for a full entitlement, from the Central Valley Project (Project) total 1,193,000 acre-feet. The annual safe yield of the confined underground aquifer adds another 135,000 to 200,000 acre-feet. Thus, the total water available is about 215,000 acre-feet (15 percent) short of the 1,500,000 acre-feet required to irrigate the entire District.
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