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KCFB News: President’s Message

By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau WOW, here we are in June where half of the year has come and...
Row crops with groundwater irrigation in Castroville

DWR Awards $150 Million to Support Communities That Rely on Groundwater

Press Release Provided by California Department of Water Resources In an effort to boost water supply reliability for millions of Californians, the...

A Comprehensive Solution to Address Water Issues

By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics In March, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed by key water leaders to improve...

Survey Finds Little Snow as Statewide Snowpack Drops to 38 Percent Following Record Dry...

Press Release Provided by California Department of Water Resources On April 1st,The Department of Water Resources (DWR) conducted the fourth snow survey...
groundbreaking ceremony

DWR Releases Funds for Repairs of the Friant-Kern Canal

Press Release Provided by CA Department of Water Resources With California now in its third year of drought, collaboration among state, federal...
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KCFB President’s Message April 2022

By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau WOW! It’s only been 30 days since I last wrote an article, but it...
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Judge Sides with DWR, Rejects Plaintiffs’ Challenge to Extension of State Water Project Contracts

Press Release provided by State Water Contractors On March 9, 2022, Sacramento Superior Court Judge Hon. Kevin R. Culhane handed down his...
snow survey at Phillips Station

Statewide Snowpack Falls Well Below Average Following Consecutive Dry Months

Press Release Provided by California Department of Water Resources On March 1st the Department of Water Resources (DWR) conducted the third snow...
newly planted almond trees

KCFB: President’s Message

By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Hopefully you read my last month’s article about the receipt of the Department of...
Snow geese take flight in a Sutter County rice field

Rice Farmers Enlisted to Sustain Pacific Flyway Birds

By Edgar Sanchez Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation Sixth-generation rice grower Jeff Gallagher is perpetually surrounded by birds on...
men conducting snow survey at Phillips Station

Dry January Conditions Return Snowpack to Near Average Levels

Press Release Provided by the California Department of Water Resources The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today conducted the second snow survey...
Senator Melissa Hurtado

Hurtado Attends Historical Groundbreaking of Construction On Friant-Kern Canal

Press release provided by Senator Melissa Hurtado On January 25th, Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) released the following statement after attending the historical...
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Innovative Solar Project Awarded State Funds: DWR Funds Turlock Irrigation District to Install Solar...

Press release provided by the California Department of Water Resources On February 8th, the California Department of Water Resources announced the award...
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KCFB President’s Message: Engagement is Vital

By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Here we are, already in February 2022, and at the time that I am...
Kern River

Kern County Water Agency Declares Water Supply Emergency

Press Release Provided by the Kern County Water Agency On December 15th, the Kern County Water Agency (Agency) declared a Water Supply...
DWR staff conducting snowpack survey

Early Winter Storms Provide Much-Needed Sierra Snowpack

Press Release provided by the Department of Water Resources The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today conducted the first snow survey of...
electromagnetic survey

Making Long Term Decisions in the Face of Water Supply Uncertainty

By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics “Water Supply Challenges and Solutions: 2022 Outlook”—such was the topic for a panel at the...
State Water Project Drought Action Map

DWR Announces Initial State Water Project Allocation, Additional Actions to Prepare for Third Dry...

Press Release Provided by California Department of Water Resources On December 1st, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced its initial State...
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President’s Message

By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Here we are in December already with a new year just around the corner...
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DWR Awards Another $25 Million in Drought Relief for Small Communities

Press Release by California Department of Water Resources As part of a continuing effort to address drought impacts across the state, the...
power generators

Temporary Power Generators Now Online to Support California’s Electricity Grid

Press Release Provided by California Department of Water Resources Four temporary mobile emergency power generating units totaling 120 megawatts (MW) deployed by...
Joshua Viers

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...
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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...
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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)...
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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...
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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)...