Water

Local solutions central to California water forum

Renegotiating water rights is a big concern for ag, and state farm bureaus are facing roadblocks to their many proposed solutions to the state's water crisis. more »

‘MRI for the Earth’ probes groundwater from the air

A new technology sends electromagnetic signals 1,000 feet into the earth to collect data and create images that help determine an aquifer's water level. more »

Butte County, California, farmers propose new water district

The proposed Tuscan Water District will cover over 100,000 acres, largely tree crops, in an area currently not served by a water district. more »

Water cuts leave hard choices for farmers

Decisions have to be made on what to fallow, as California sees the lowest January, February and March precipitation levels in over 160 years. more »

Klamath farmers facing water cuts

Allocations will be less than 15% of what irrigators need. This is a third consecutive drought year, and food production is expected to be heavily impacted. more »

CA judge halts curtailment for Siskiyou County irrigators

A temporary restraining order is in effect until May 5, pending the outcome of a hearing regarding the state's overreach by trying to prevent farmers from using groundwater supplies. more »

State deepens water supply cuts as drought continues

The earlier promised allotment of 15% has dropped to 5%, as California reserves and snowpack are below average, entering another drought year. more »

Project aimed at improving fertilization and irrigation practices

With funding provided by USDA-NRCS, the project will deploy Extension personnel to perform demonstrations, provide on-farm consultations, and conduct outreach activities to promote locally appropriate best practices. more »

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