Water

California almond grower appears in Western Growers’ videos on drought

In an ordinary year, Woolf Farming would be prepping for almond harvest. This year, trees are coming down because there's not enough water to irrigate them. more »

Strain on California water system target of ARS research

USDA researchers are developing strategies and approaches to adapt California crop production to climate stressors, including extreme heat and drought. more »

Drought exposes need to upgrade water facilities

The drought is shining a spotlight on California's aging water infrastructure, with dry canals more prone to cracking and other damage, large repair projects already needed and a plan to invest $5 billion to address the issue. more »

Historic drought year limits agricultural water deliveries

With the third lowest snowmelt and precipitation runoff in recorded history, Fresno Irrigation District will end most agricultural water deliveries on June 30. more »

First reviews of local sustainable groundwater plans released in California

California Department of Water Resources has released reviews of four local plans, approving two and returning the others to the respective agencies for improvement in order to meet the requirements of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. more »

EPA, Army to revisit controversial ‘waters of the US’ definition

A broad array of stakeholders are seeing destructive impacts to critical water bodies, particularly in areas that no longer require certain permits. more »

National coalition pushes for water management portfolio through legislation

A coalition representing nearly one-third of the all agricultural production in the U.S. warns that changing hydrological conditions and increased populations may jeopardize the future of water infrastructure in the West. more »

‘Big, systematic issues’ at stake with California water shortages

While individuals can make water-conscious decisions at home, urban use only accounts for about 10% of water use. Solving the water issue is a much larger endeavor. more »

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