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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...
John C. Moore, III

KCFB: President’s Message – Term in Review

By John C. Moore, III, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Well, I guess what they say is true… time flies when you’re...
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

State Water Board Adopts Delta Curtailments

By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation The California State Water...
Al Courchesne

Delta Water Cutbacks Weigh on Farmers

By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Organic farmer Al Courchesne...
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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...
map shows the historically unprecedented surface water cuts that are affecting California agriculture, and America’s tables in 2021

Robustly Full to Empty Reservoirs

Press Release Provided by the California Farm Water Coalition In two years, California’s State reservoirs have gone from beginning water 2020 “robustly”...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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...
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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...
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Wineries Worry About Impact of Water Rules

By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert A new statewide...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
California aqueduct

ACWA Applauds Gov. Newsom Comments in Support of Voluntary Agreements

Press Release Provided By ACWA ACWA Executive Director Dave Eggerton issued the following statement in response to the announcement by California Gov....
California aqueduct

Nuts Getting a Bad Rap for Sinking the California Aqueduct

by Lois Henry, SJVWater.com Reprinted with Permission from SJVwater.org  State water officials are blaming almond and pistachio orchards for sinking the California Aqueduct...
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Year Starts with Near-Average Snowpack

By Kevin Hecteman Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation  A wet December has left its mark in the mountains, and...
Delta

State Initiates Environmental Review for Proposed Delta Conveyance Project, Begins Public Scoping

Press Release provided by the CA Department of Water Resources The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today released a Notice of Preparation...
Kern River

Mixed Reaction Meets Newsom Administration’s Water Resilience Portfolio

In early January, the Governor Newsom’s Administration issued it’s Water Resilience Portfolio.  According to releases, “the California Natural Resources Agency, California...
California Aqueduct

First State Water Project Allocation at 10%

Press Release Provided by the California Department of Water Resources The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced an initial State Water...
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State Water Board Streamlines Permitting Process for Diversions of Floodwater and Other High Flows...

Press Release Provided by the State Water Resources Control Board In an effort to expedite its water right permitting process, the State...