Water

Washington officials respond to worsening drought conditions in the West

In response to worsening drought conditions in the West, including in areas like the Klamath River Basin, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack released the fo... 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 »

Water allocation cut for ag service contractors south-of-Delta

A dry, warm winter means south-of-Delta water allocations are being adjusted, and organizations are preparing for an anticipated reduction in supply. more »

Reservoir, groundwater levels significantly below average in California

The dry conditions continue and the snowpack is low. Water rights holders have been warned: prepare for potential shortages. more »

Solar panels over canals can save money, energy and water, study shows

Moving water across the state is costly – in energy and evaporative loss. Covering canals can mean more water and more energy, along with reduced maintenance costs and cleaner air. more »

Report on the 2012-2016 California drought released

One of the most severe droughts in the state's history, the 2012-2016 water years in California disrupted the state and called for serious responsive action. more »

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