California, home to Driscoll's headquarters, is the world's fifth-largest supplier of food. Its warm climate and seasonal rainfall allows it to grow
Many of California's crops rely on irrigation which is supplied via groundwater wells or through surface water delivery systems.
In 2015, the state of California declared that the current drought was the driest period in the state's 163 years of recorded rainfall. This dry period has been marked by low snow pack, and low reservoir levels. As a result, farmers reduced growing acreage throughout the state based on their ability to irrigate crops.
* Aquifers are underground rock, sediment or soil that contain groundwater. They can be accessed by wells, springs, or above-ground pumping stations.
As the state of California reconciles the responsibility of feeding so many people in the world while understanding the limitations of its natural resources; we at Driscoll's are looking for ways to do our part. We understand that broad-based community representation and involvement is needed to ensure that we are pursuing diverse strategies to bring our aquifers into balance. We believe that there is no "one size fits all" solution and we recognize that producing viable solutions will take shared sacrifice and a shared commitment.