Harvesting the rain: California farmers weather drought by collecting water

Matt Dolkas - MALT

By Matt Dolkas, Senior Manager, Marketing

June 28, 2023

The marine fog that rolls across Marin County, Calif., north of San Francisco, relieves drought, even on days when no rain falls. Moisture collects on the roofs of the barns at Jessica and Neil McIsaac’s dairy and trickles into gutters and two 5,000-gallon tanks. Pumps then push the water through pipes from the tanks to a pond. In this way, the McIsaac dairy provides water for its 300 milk cows.

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