Farmers on both west and east sides of the San Joaquin Valley are dealing with an unprecedented low allocation of water.
Terra Bella Irrigation District on the east side also lacks groundwater.
General Manager Sean Gievet says if they don’t get enough rain by summer, thousands of acres of citrus crops are at risk.
Terra Bella is part of the larger Friant Water Authority which irrigates one million acres and serves 15,000 farmers.
“We can make sure people have water," says Gievet. "Beyond that though, there’s no more water. So all of my irrigation demand, all the citrus and nuts and the guys growing the crops I don’t have any water for them right now.”
UPDATED: Water regulators have adopted some of the strictest water conservation rules in the state’s history as California deals with a fourth year of drought.
The city of Fresno wants its residents to take on the 20 gallon challenge: cut back on daily water usage by that much or more. And with the help of some local kids, it might just work.
If you're watering your lawn at all, there's a good chance you're watering it too much. That's the take-away from a drought workshop in Folsom for landscaping professionals.
UPDATE 12:30 p.m. -- The water conservation rate in California continues to be pretty dismal. The State Water Resources Control Board says the urban conservation rate was just 3.6 in March, up from 2.8 percent in February.
Cal Fire says four years of drought and the timing of the rains this spring have combined to make 2015 the worst fire conditions on record.