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Research Seeks Resilience for Aquifers

By Bob Johnson, Reporter, Monterey County Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation One day in early October, a group of University...
ground water monitoring well

State Seeks Public Comments on Draft Groundwater Management Principles and Strategies Related to Drinking...

Press Release Provided by California Department of Water Resources The Department of Water Resources and the State Water Resources Control Board have...
DWR grant map

State Agencies Announce First Round of Commitments for $200 Million in Drought Funding to...

Press Release Provided by the California Department of Water Resources Moving to provide immediate support to communities facing water supply challenges, the...
San Luis Reservoir

Updated Computer Models Released for Key California Water Projects

Press Release Provided by the California Department of Water Resources The Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR)...
helicopter surveying groundwater basin

DWR to Use Innovative Airborne Tech to Map State’s Groundwater Basins

Press Release Provided by California Department of Water Resources The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is using an innovative, helicopter-based technology...
irrigation pond

Statement From Friant Water Authority on 2021 Drought Operations

Reprinted with Permission from Friant Water Authority Recent actions by the State Water Resources Control Board, Bureau of Reclamation, and California Department...

State Releases its First Reviews of Local SGMA Plans

By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Against the backdrop of...
West False River

Construction Begins on Emergency Drought Barrier in Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

Press Release Provided by the California Department of Water Resources In response to worsening drought conditions in California, today the Department of...
Glen Gordon, engineering geologist with the California Department of Water Resources, cleans the tape used to measure the water depth at specific agricultural wells in Colusa County on March 17, 2016 (DWR)

State Water Agencies, CA Water Data Consortium and EDF Partner on Groundwater Accounting Platform...

Press Release Provided by Department of Water Resources State water agencies, the California Water Data Consortium (Consortium) and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)...
testing snow pack

Dry Conditions Continue Even as Recent Winter Storms Bring Much-Needed Snow

Press Release Provided by California Dept. of Water Resources On February 3rd the Department of Water Resources (DWR) conducted the second manual...
FEMA sign

FEMA Releases Additional Reimbursement Funds for Oroville Spillways Repairs and Reconstruction

Press Release Provided by California Dept. of Water Resources On February 1st the Department of Water Resources (DWR) received notification that the...
aquifer at edge of field

Diversifying Water Supplies Includes Aquifer Recharge

By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  Bracing for potentially a second consecutive year...
Snow survey at Phillips Station

Late December Storms Not Enough to Offset California’s Dry Fall

Press Release Provided by the California Department of Water Resources The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today conducted the first Phillips Station...
watershed

National Coalition Pushes for Investment in Aging Water Infrastructure

Press Release Provided by the California Farm Bureau Federation A national coalition of more than 200 agricultural organizations and urban and rural...
California aqueduct

Ongoing Litigation Muddies State’s Water Outlook

By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Amid long-term forecasts...
Aerial view of Lake Shasta in California

DWR Releases Initial State Water Project Allocation

Press Release Provided by the California Department of Water Resources With California off to a dry start for the water year, the...
irrigation water flowing from pipe to canal

CFBF President’s Message: State Must Fulfill Promise of Proposition 1 Water Bond

By Jamie JohanssonPresident, California Farm Bureau Federation Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation Six years ago this week, by a...
aerial view of Enterprise Bridge

DWR Releases Oroville Dam Comprehensive Needs Assessment Summary Report

Press Release Provided by California Department of Water Resources The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has published a summary report on the...
water testing

Water Year 2020 Demonstrates California’s Weather Variability

Press Release Provided by The California Department of Water Resources California’s Water Year 2020 has come to a close and while Northern...
Walnut grove Sacramento delta waterway

Untapped Public Support Exists for Voluntary Agreements

By Dave Eggerton, Executive Director, Association of California Water Agencies Reprinted with Permission From ACWA  Negotiations toward Voluntary Agreements (VAs) remain mostly on...
Aqueducts at the south end of San Joaquin Valley taking pumped water over the Grapevine (Photo by Sundry Photography / Shutterstock.com)

Delta Dispute Casts Shadow on Water Supplies

By Christine SouzaAssistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation With supplies curtailed from California’s largest water projects,...
aqueduct

SWC Sues State of California Over Updated Permit Conditions for the Long-term Operation of...

Press Release provided by State Water Contractors The State Water Contractors (SWC) recently filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Water...
DWR checking snowpack

Spring Storms Not Enough to Offset Dry Winter

California Enters Summer with Precipitation and Snowpack Below Average Press Release provided by Department of Water Resources The season’s final manual snow survey...
Sierra Nevada mountains

Drought, Water Shortages Return to Much of State

By Kevin HectemanAssistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with permission from the California FarmBureau Federation  The return of drought to California has been widespread—58%...
Sacramento Delta

Farm Bureau Calls for Cooperation in Delta Water Operations

Press release provided by the California Farm Bureau Federation Given all the uncertainties facing the state and national economies now, the California...
Lake Isablla

Kern River: Groundwater Sustainability Plan to Be Put to the Test in 2020

By Steve Lafond Special to the Valley Ag Voice As outlined in the State of California Department of Water Resources February 1, 2020...
snow on ground

Warm, Dry Conditions Lead to Below Average Snowpack and Precipitation

Press Release Provided by the Department of Water Resources The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today conducted the third manual snow survey...
field irrigation

Report Predicts How Water Losses Will Hit SJ Valley

By Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation San Joaquin Valley farmers say they hope a newly...
Donald Trump in Bakersfield

Trump Greets Thousands with Welcome News on Water Relief

By Valley Ag Voice Staff On Wednesday February 19th, President Donald Trump came to the Valley to sign an order to finalize...
Kern River

Kern River Basin Snowpack Well Below Normal

By Steve Lafond Special to the Valley Ag Voice The Kern River, commonly referred to as the “River of Feast or Famine”, is...