Drought & Drilling: Valley water shortages force reckoning for farms
Despite historic rainfall, California faces the prospect of a fourth-straight drought year. Why plunging into the ground may not head off an American food crisis.
January 25, 2023
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House Natural Resources Committee chair Rep. Bruce Westerman (R–AR) and Rep. David Valadao preview the upcoming work for a Valley-based field hearing on drought and flooding.
Some ask, “Why have no new reservoirs been built in the seven years since?” Rest assured, there are projects in the works. All recently passed a key milestone and are moving forward.
Growers have responded saying that the decision is putting them behind foreign competitors, where the pesticide is freely used, and the ban was based on flawed research.
While it's difficult to convince a soccer mom in Bel Air that California needs water storage, Friant Water's Johnny Amaral wants to see the Valley do a better job fighting for water politically.