Monday, May 23, 2022
snow survey at Phillips Station

Statewide Snowpack Falls Well Below Average Following Consecutive Dry Months

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

Is California’s Water Strategy Wrong?

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By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics Talk to folks in the biggest cities in California, and the answer to the California’s...
men conducting snow survey at Phillips Station

Dry January Conditions Return Snowpack to Near Average Levels

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Press Release Provided by the California Department of Water Resources The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today conducted the second snow survey...
Solar panels over water canal

Innovative Solar Project Awarded State Funds: DWR Funds Turlock Irrigation District to Install Solar...

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Press release provided by the California Department of Water Resources On February 8th, the California Department of Water Resources announced the award...
irrigation water

Changes to Clean Water Rule Will Hurt Family Farms

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Press Release Provided by the American Farm Bureau Federation Member farmers from the American Farm Bureau Federation will participate in a roundtable...
DWR staff conducting snowpack survey

Early Winter Storms Provide Much-Needed Sierra Snowpack

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

KCFB: President’s Message

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By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Happy New Year! I hope that you and your family had a wonderful Christmas...
A proposal to halt pending lawsuits that stem from the 2019 biological opinions issued by fisheries agencies, seeks a cease-fire to the litigation and allows the Biden administration to begin a new set of biological opinions.

Judge Reviews Biological Opinions in Water Dispute

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By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert A federal judge is...
State Water Project Drought Action Map

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

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Press Release Provided by California Department of Water Resources On December 1st, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced its initial State...
water on land

Moving Towards Sustainable Water Supplies

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By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics SGMA, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, has lots of folks worried, and for good reason....
power generators

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

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Press Release Provided by California Department of Water Resources Four temporary mobile emergency power generating units totaling 120 megawatts (MW) deployed by...
Friant-Kern water canal

Reclamation Awards Construction Contract for First Phase of Friant-Kern Canal Repairs

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Construction to restore critical water supply infrastructure for San Joaquin Valley to begin by year’s end Press Release Provided by Friant Water...
Joshua Viers

Research Seeks Resilience for Aquifers

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

On-farm Recharge Is Essential for Sustainability

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By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics Some of you may have seen the movie or heard the story of Dunkirk. At...

Working With Strangers to Make the Pie Bigger

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By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics The Sustainable Groundwater Act (SGMA) has had some unfortunate side effects. It has pitted neighbor...
dry land from drought

National Ag, Water Coalition Applauds Senate Passage of Infrastructure Bill

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Press Release Provided by California Farm Bureau Federation With nearly two-thirds of the West experiencing extreme or exceptional drought conditions, and more...
map shows the historically unprecedented surface water cuts that are affecting California agriculture, and America’s tables in 2021

Robustly Full to Empty Reservoirs

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Press Release Provided by the California Farm Water Coalition In two years, California’s State reservoirs have gone from beginning water 2020 “robustly”...
Few delta smelt remain in the wild

Is There Any Hope for Delta Smelt?

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By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics Delta smelt have been protected under both the federal and state Endeared Species Acts since...
California Aqueduct

COMMENTARY: Who’s Actually Leading the State’s Water Infrastructure?

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By Jenifer VanAlstein, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice California has been a state for nearly 200 years. One might think by now...
drought sign

Governor Newsom Expands Drought Proclamation to Include Nine New Counties as Drought Conditions Persist...

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This Second Expansion of the Emergency Drought Proclamation Now Covers 50 out of California’s 58 Counties and Calls for a 15%...
Friant-Kern Canal in California

California Water Management Problem

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By Jenifer VanAlstein, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice California is in yet another tough water year. It seems as though we are...
irrigation pond

Statement From Friant Water Authority on 2021 Drought Operations

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

National Coalition Presses for Water Supply Infrastructure

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Press Release Provided by California Farm Bureau Federation Citing an “acute and critical need” magnified by another all-too-familiar drought, a national coalition...
West False River

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

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Press Release Provided by the California Department of Water Resources In response to worsening drought conditions in California, today the Department of...
water diversion

Smarter Water Diversions

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By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics More and more farmers and water managers are faced with a tricky problem – how...
California Governor Gavin Newsom

Governor’s Actions Point to Need for Long-term Water Investment

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Press Release Provided by California Farm Bureau Federation Actions in a widened drought emergency order issued today by Gov. Gavin Newsom will...
Friant-Kern Canal in California

Hurtado Bill to Repair and Restore State Water Project and Central Valley Project Infrastructure...

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Press Release Provided by Senator Melissa Hurtado In late April, Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) released the following statement after her bill, SB...
almonds

USDA-NASS Forecasts Larger Almond Crop

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Press Release Provided by Almond Board of California The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is predicting an...
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...

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

Irrigation Districts Look to Transfers as Water Dwindles

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By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation With very little water to spare this drought...