Drought at forefront during Modesto hearing on water bond

“Many are heavily engaged in triage, trying to deal with the immediate crisis,” said Assemblyman Adam Gray, D-Merced, citing tens of thousands of acres to be fallowed for lack of water. He is a member of the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee, which has staged nine hearings up and down California since October to hear people’s thoughts on what a water bond proposal on the November ballot should look like. Modesto was the last stop.  Read More April 17, 2014 Modesto Bee