California water system riddled with accounting errors; state doesn't know how being used

  • by: JASON DEAREN , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 27, 2014 - 1:55 AM

SAN FRANCISCO — Nearly 4,000 corporations, farms and others hold senior water rights in California, exempting them from government-mandated cuts in water use during the third year of drought. Here is a look at five of them, along with how they obtained the right to draw water from waterways and how they use it:

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