Monday, December 6, 2021
ground water recharge basin

TAC 2020 Session Covers How to Maximize Groundwater Recharge

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Reprinted with Permission from the Almond Board of California Ensuring there is enough water from surface and underground supplies to meet all...
wild fire

ACWA Leadership on Headwaters Health Driving Long-Term Response to Wildfires

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By Dave Eggerton, Executive Director, Association of California Water Agencies Reprinted with Permission From ACWA Dave Eggerton Executive Director, Association of California Water Agencies Another year...
irrigation water flowing from pipe to canal

CFBF President’s Message: State Must Fulfill Promise of Proposition 1 Water Bond

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By Jamie JohanssonPresident, California Farm Bureau Federation Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation Six years ago this week, by a...
water running through canyon

Correcting the Record

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By Mike Wade, Executive Director, California Farm Water Coalition LA Times columnist Michael Hiltzik recently published a column that contained an outrageous...
water testing

Water Year 2020 Demonstrates California’s Weather Variability

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Press Release Provided by The California Department of Water Resources California’s Water Year 2020 has come to a close and while Northern...
water canal

Trump Administration Announces Completion of Actions Under the Western Water PM

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Trump Administration Announces Completion of Actions Under the Presidential Memorandum on Promoting the Reliable Supply and Delivery of Water in the...
Sunset over the San Luis Reservoir

Projects Would Expand State’s Water Storage

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By Christine SouzaAssistant Editor,Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation Warning that California needs a concerted plan to adapt...
wine grapes being processed

Wineries Worry About Impact of Water Rules

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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...
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

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By Christine SouzaAssistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation With supplies curtailed from California’s largest water projects,...
water flowing behind glass of water

ACWA Part of Unprecedented Coalition Urging Congress to Fund Water Needs Amid Pandemic

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By Will HolbertCommunications Specialist, ACWA Press Release provided by Association of California Water Agencies In a letter to congressional leaders, a diverse coalition...
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SWC Sues State of California Over Updated Permit Conditions for the Long-term Operation of...

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Press Release provided by State Water Contractors The State Water Contractors (SWC) recently filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Water...
DWR checking snowpack

Spring Storms Not Enough to Offset Dry Winter

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California Enters Summer with Precipitation and Snowpack Below Average Press Release provided by Department of Water Resources The season’s final manual snow survey...
Lake Isabella

The Heat is On!

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Kern River Basin Snow Melt Underway By Steve LafondSpecial toValley Ag Voice I’m sure by now, many readers have noticed water is flowing...
Sierra Nevada mountains

Drought, Water Shortages Return to Much of State

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By Kevin HectemanAssistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with permission from the California FarmBureau Federation  The return of drought to California has been widespread—58%...
Panoramic view of the Kern River during spring—Bakersfield, CA. (Photo by sc_images / Shutterstock.com)

Abundant April Precipitation Bolsters Kern River Water Supply Outlook

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Hoisting of the Drought Flag Put on Hold By Steve Lafond, Special to Valley Ag Voice It is said good things come to...
Helen Madere Memorial Bridge over the Sacramento River at Rio Vista, CA. photo By Timothy Boomer

Newsom’s Choice: Fish or Farmers

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By Valley Ag Voice Staff Every drop of water carries a story with it. That story’s length is determined by many factors,...
Sacramento Delta

Farm Bureau Calls for Cooperation in Delta Water Operations

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Press release provided by the California Farm Bureau Federation Given all the uncertainties facing the state and national economies now, the California...
Panoramic view of dry, drought-stricken farmland. (Photo by f.ield of vision / Shutterstock.com)

Commentary: It’s Time to Start a Different Conversation About Water

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By Chris ScheuringSenior Council for the California Farm Bureau Federation Reprinted with permission from the California Farm Bureau Federation Spring is a perennial...
California aquaduct

New Economic Report Seeks to Highlight Significant Water Challenges for California Communities

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Press Release by the Water Blueprint for the San Joaquin Valley A new report by University of California, Berkeley, economists Dr. David...
Lake Isablla

Kern River: Groundwater Sustainability Plan to Be Put to the Test in 2020

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By Steve Lafond Special to the Valley Ag Voice As outlined in the State of California Department of Water Resources February 1, 2020...
irrigation canal

San Joaquin Valley Water Blueprint

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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

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Press Release Provided by the Department of Water Resources The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today conducted the third manual snow survey...
Donald Trump in Bakersfield

Trump Greets Thousands with Welcome News on Water Relief

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By Valley Ag Voice Staff On Wednesday February 19th, President Donald Trump came to the Valley to sign an order to finalize...
Henry Millers house

The Land Barons Versus the Water Barons

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By Mike McCoyKern County Museum Mark Twain once famously said, “Whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting.” With the increasing...
Kern River

Kern River Basin Snowpack Well Below Normal

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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

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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

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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...
water reservoir snowpack storage

Year Starts with Near-Average Snowpack

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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

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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

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