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 »

Water investment boost sought in proposed California ballot initiative

The Water Infrastructure Funding Act of 2022 is now being circulated for signatures and seeks an annual supply increase of 5 million acre-feet of water. more »

OpenET aims to track water use across 17 Western states

A public-private coalition, featuring three federal agencies and several universities and private entities, is providing satellite-based estimates of evapotranspiration for better water management. more »

La Niña climate pattern in the Pacific Ocean is worrisome

The 2021 water year was the second-driest in terms of statewide precipitation, following 1924. The predicted La Niña climate pattern could mean more drought conditions and uncertain water supply. more »

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