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Irrigation increases rainfall

Extra vapour 
“Fires up” the natural cycle, says a University of California study

Reading Time: < 1 minute Agricultural irrigation in California’s Central Valley doubles the amount of water vapour pumped into the atmosphere, ratcheting up rainfall and powerful monsoons across the interior southwest, according to a new study by UC Irvine scientists. Moisture on the vast farm fields evaporates, is blown over the Sierra Nevada and dumps 15 per cent more than […] Read more