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WAKC Hosts Water Legislative Update

By Audrey Hill, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice On July 26th, 2022 the Water Association of Kern County held a Water Legislation...
Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta

State Water Contractors Applaud Release of Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Delta Conveyance...

Press Release Provided by State Water Contractors On July 27th, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) released a Draft Environmental Impact...
dry soil

$193 Million in Grant Funding Now Available for Water Infrastructure and Resilience Projects

Press Release Provided by California Department of Water Resources The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has released the Grant Program Guidelines and...

Local Solutions Central to Water Forum

Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Facing a third year...
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...
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...
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...
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...
dry land from drought

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...
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...
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)...
Groundwater recharge pond located in Coachella (DWR)

DWR Awards $26 Million in Grants to Support Critically Overdrafted Groundwater Basins

Press Release Provided by Department of Pesticide Regulation In late April the Department of Water Resources (DWR) awarded $26 million in grant...
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...
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...
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...
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 canal

Trump Administration Announces Completion of Actions Under the Western Water PM

Trump Administration Announces Completion of Actions Under the Presidential Memorandum on Promoting the Reliable Supply and Delivery of Water in the...
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,...
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...
irrigation canal

San Joaquin Valley Water Blueprint

A Key Focus at the Kern County Water Summit By Valley Ag Voice Staff On March 4th, the Water Association of Kern County...
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...