The Seattle Times

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Friday, December 6, 2013

California citrus growers fight off cold spell

Icicles hang off oranges as growers use water to help keep an orchard warm during freezing weather on Thursday, Dec. 5, in Del Rey, Calif. Citrus farmers are no stranger to frost and use irrigation and wind machines to propel warm air through the fields and raise the temperature of the air enveloping the groves.