California Farmers Strike a Deal to Cut Water Use

The state's threat to cut off water to some farmers has resulted in a deal to save water. California growers who have so far been immune from the impacts of the drought have agreed to give up some water to avoid having it taken away. Growers in the delta say they'll voluntarily give up 25 percent of their water if the state leaves the rest of their water alone.

Growers in the Central Valley know whatever happens to the water north of them in the delta will affect them. This deal sounds like it could mean more water for the Central Valley. But in reality, it could mean less...