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Water rising in Wells County

This month Fort Wayne has already received almost four inches of rain, which is nearly double the monthly average. Wells County has seen even more rain, and that is causing flooding concerns.

In this photo taken Monday, May 18, 2015, farmer Gino Celli climbs out of a irrigation canal that is covered in dried salt on a field he farms  near Stockton, Calif.  Celli, who farms 1,500 acres of land and manages another 7,000 acres, has senior water rights and draws his irrigation water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California orders large water cuts for farmers

State water officials announced the decision Friday to tell more than a hundred senior rights holders in California’s Sacramento, San Joaquin and delta watersheds to stop pumping from those waterways.

In this photo taken Monday, May 18, 2015, Gino Celli checks the moisture of land just planted with corn seed on land he farms near Stockton, Calif.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California farmers plan to avoid water-sucking crops

Dozens of California farmers aiming to meet voluntary water conservation targets submitted plans to the state saying they intend to plant less thirsty crops and leave some fields unplanted amid the relentless drought.