Water

National agencies part of working group on Western drought

Working with state, local and Tribal governments, a new interagency working group will address the needs of communities impacted by drought conditions. more »

Rio Grande salinity drives innovation, change in agriculture

The increasing salinity of the Rio Grande is a real problem for agricultural producers. Experts from Texas A&M AgriLife Research are studying this problem to provide options and advice for those w... more »

Water measurement and reporting course offered by UCCE May 20

Completing the course could allow for self-certification for California water rights holders who divert more than 10 acre feet per year. more »

$10M allocated to producers impacted by drought in Klamath River Basin

Those who rely on the Klamath Basin for irrigation are concerned about drought conditions, and will be looking to USDA's Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus for assistance. more »

Washington officials respond to worsening drought conditions in the West

Agencies are working with states in the West to coordinate resources in a season with historically low water allocations. more »

Total yearly rainfall down by average of four inches over last half century

Steadily warming temperatures, more erratic and less frequent rains. The West is seeing widespread changes in precipitation. more »

Drought worsens, limited irrigation expected for parts of Texas

West Texas pecan orchards receive an allotment of water based on availability, but with no precipitation in sight and the season starting at a deficit, it could mean trouble for growers. more »

Watershed needs stressed in coalition communication to Biden administration

With Western states again facing water woes, a coalition of more than 200 agricultural organizations and water districts are pushing for better investment in aging water facilities. more »

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