Irrigation water pours into a lateral canal at Dickenson Ferry and El Capitan School roads in rural Merced in May. Michael Wegley, director of water resources for the city of Merced, said it’s likely the state will call for more stringent conservation efforts from cities this year because of the ongoing drought.
Irrigation water pours into a lateral canal at Dickenson Ferry and El Capitan School roads in rural Merced in May. Michael Wegley, director of water resources for the city of Merced, said it’s likely the state will call for more stringent conservation efforts from cities this year because of the ongoing drought. Elias Funez Sun-Star file
Irrigation water pours into a lateral canal at Dickenson Ferry and El Capitan School roads in rural Merced in May. Michael Wegley, director of water resources for the city of Merced, said it’s likely the state will call for more stringent conservation efforts from cities this year because of the ongoing drought. Elias Funez Sun-Star file

Stricter water restrictions could be in Merced’s future

February 25, 2015 04:18 PM