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In this photo taken Monday, June 3, 2013, farmer David Schwabauer, a partner/manager of Leavens Ranches, fourth-generation avocado and lemon grower checks an irrigation sprinkler in Moorpark, Calif. The Schwabauer family has been considering allowing energy companies to drill new exploratory wells in their orchards in Moorpark, but the trees in Moorpark rely on irrigation supplies drawn from a depleted aquifer, and the county is already in drought. Drilling for oil, especially using hydraulic fracturing techniques, requires a lot of water as well, so the family has been divided on whether to go ahead with the offer. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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