Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Alexandria Biering

Legislators Request a Unified Valley Voice

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By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resources Economics The challenges associated with achieving groundwater sustainability were abundant at a regional meeting of the...
Trelawney Bullis

YF&R Member Tracks Water Supplies, Groundwater Rules

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Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation (This is the first...
Lare Oroville

New Water Year Begins Amid Preparations for Continued Drought

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Press Release provided by California Department of Water Resources Conserving water has become a way of life in California, especially as projections...
low water level at Lake Mead

Administration Announces New Steps for Drought Mitigation Funding from Inflation Reduction Act

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New program will increase water conservation and water efficiency within the Colorado River Basin Press Release Provided by Department of the Interior On...
Savory Pond Expansion

DWR Now Accepting Applications for $510 Million in Financial Assistance to Support Water Supply...

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Press Release provided by California Department of Water Resources  As California prepares for extreme drought to extend into a fourth year, the...
SATELLITE

Experts Suggest No Easy Solutions for Water Woes

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By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resources Economics In July of 2020, the Governor released his Water Resilience Portfolio. It is the Administration’s...

15 California Communities to Receive Drought Funding Amid Extreme Conditions

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Press Release Provided by California Department of Water Resources   As part of ongoing efforts to help small communities address water supply...
Desalination Plant

DWR Announces $6 Million to Support Desalination Projects

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Press Release Provided by California Department of Water Resources   As California faces a hotter, drier future and ongoing extreme drought conditions,...
California Governor Gavin Newsom

Newsom Warns of Water Woes As Delta Debate Roils

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Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Gov. Gavin Newsom sounded an alarm last week as he announced...
Jack Nicholson in Chinatown movie

KCFB: President’s Message

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By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Over the weekend, I was thinking about the movie Chinatown and how most people...
low river

Crops Fallowed, Herds Reduced as Drought Deepens

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Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation California farmers and ranchers...
Bethany Dams and Reservoir

DWR Releases Draft Environmental Impact Report for Delta Conveyance Project

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Press Release Provided by California Department of Water Resources   On July 27th the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) released the...
DWR engineering geologist measures groundwater levels

DWR Launches New Web-based Mapping Tool Showing Nearly 3,000 Groundwater Sustainability Projects

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Press Release Provided by CA Dept. of Water Resources    A new web-based tool developed by the Department of Water Resources (DWR)...
Lower Monument Dam on the Snake River in Washington

NGFA Commends Senate for Passing WRDA 2022

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Source: National Grain and Feed Association On July 28th, the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) commended the Senate for passing by...
Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta

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

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Press Release Provided by State Water Contractors On July 27th, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) released a Draft Environmental Impact...
Friant-Kern water canal

Investments in Infrastructure and Water Resilience Projects to Help Secure California’s Water Future

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Press Release Provided by State Water Contractors On August 11th, the Governor announced a water supply plan to adapt to California’s hotter...
Dave Puglia

Western Growers Praises Governor Newsom’s Bold Water Supply Strategy for California

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Press Release Provided by Western Growers In response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Water Supply Strategy that was announced on August 11th, Western...
grass growing

KCFB: President’s Message

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By Patty Poire, President, Kern County Farm Bureau Here we are in August, and July went out with a roar! You might...
irrigation drip system

Rain Bird Agriculture Launches S5 Smart Spacing for Pressure Compensating Heavywall Dripline

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The custom dripline product saves water, energy and labor Press Release Provided by Rain Bird Agriculture Rain Bird Agriculture, a leading manufacturer and...
canal

Statement on the Bureau of Reclamation’s Updated 2022 Water Supply Allocation for the Friant...

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Press Release Provided by Friant Water Authority On July 8th, the Bureau of Reclamation increased the 2022 water allocation for Friant Division...
Emergency Drought Salinity Barrier on the West False River

DWR Releases Draft Environmental Impact Report for Future Drought Salinity Barriers

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Press Release Provided by California Department of Water Resources In an effort to better prepare for future drought conditions in the face...
Friant-Kern Canal

The Vision of the Water Blueprint—Growing the Valley’s Water Future

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By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics Fights over water have played an important part in the history of California. And today...
Matt Efird and Brian Maxted

‘From the Field’ Video Series Discusses Many Challenges Growers Are Faced With This Season

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Holloway-produced Web Series Talks to Industry Experts About Overcoming Water Issues, Soaring Input Costs and Market-related Hurdles By Brian Milne, Vice President,...
dry soil

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

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Press Release Provided by California Department of Water Resources The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has released the Grant Program Guidelines and...
David Richter looks at developing tomato plants

Lack of Water Means Smaller Tomato Crop

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By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation David Richter has a good tomato crop going...
water reservoir

Concerns Rise at the Water Summit

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By Scott Hamilton, President, Hamilton Resource Economics The Water Association of Kern County held their Water Summit May 19th after a two...
Row crops with groundwater irrigation in Castroville

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

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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

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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...

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Press Release Provided by California Department of Water Resources On April 1st,The Department of Water Resources (DWR) conducted the fourth snow survey...
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Judge Sides with DWR, Rejects Plaintiffs’ Challenge to Extension of State Water Project Contracts

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