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Irrigation increases rainfall

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

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