Welcome water news seen for California farmers and ranchers

Though California reservoirs are still below average storage for the time of year, the numerous storms at the start of the season has the state seeing up to 160% of average snowpack. more »

Almond Board offers Introduction to Groundwater Recharge guide

Almond Board of California is encouraging growers to use the Introduction to Groundwater Recharge guide, which is designed for those wanting to learn more about how to use their land to recharge aquifers. more »

Study findings: Cover crop water use is negligible in most water years

This research is important for informing and shaping policy concerning California's upcoming Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. more »

Sites Reservoir clears a critical funding hurdle

The California Water Commission is now eligible to receive funds through the Water Storage Investment Program, which are a portion of the $7.1B authorized through voter-passed Prop. 1 in 2014. more »

Agricultural water users await judge’s operations plan look

The interim operations plan governs fish and wildlife protection in the San Joaquin Delta during coordinated operations of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project ag water users. more »

Judge reviews biological opinions in California water dispute

The proposed order involves an interim operations plan that governs how to protect fish and wildlife in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta during coordinated operations of the Central Valley and state water projects. more »

American Farm Bureau decries proposed rule replacing water rule

The EPA and Department of the Army announced the signing of a proposed rule to revise the definition of "waters of the United States." more »

How is drought affecting irrigation water for pecans?

The pecan industry is valued at about $400 million, but producers in the Southwest have to find solutions to limited and brackish water to stay in the game. more »

Almond irrigation effort among recipients of on-farm conservation grants

$25 million for 18 On-Farm Trials projects across the country will help partners work with producers to test and adopt climate-smart systems. more »

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act helps Western water needs

The act includes more than $8 billion for projects that will enhance water supply reliability across the West. more »

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