Wayne Western, Jr.
Wayne Western, Jr. the The Sun’s Agriculture Pulse contributor, writing on the San Joaquin Valley’s agricultural community and water issues.
Drought doom paralyzed California. Now, we’re dumping water into the ocean.
'Only in California can you have the ability to save several years’ worth of water demand, be fortunate enough to have it met by Mother Nature, and have your fellow man waste it all.'
February 9, 2023
Theft of Calif. water is occurring behind mountains of paperwork. Why we need to stop it.
Three years after President Trump reversed the choking of water supplies to 25 million Californians, efforts to siphon even more water to the Pacific Ocean are beginning again.
February 10, 2022
Democrats’ new strategy to winning Calif. water wars? Flush the science.
Two years after new rules were finalized to govern water deliveries to the Valley and Southern California, Democrats are actively throwing out scientific data – the alleged sin they accused President Trump's team of doing.
October 14, 2021
If every drop counts, Calif. needs a crackdown on illegal water theft
For most California water users, every drop is scrutinized, accounted for, and paid for, but not for all. It's time for regulators to get serious on illegal diversions of water.
July 25, 2021
Calif.’s drought isn’t as bad as the last one. It’s worse.
Thanks to the latest round of restrictions, the home of the fifth-largest economy in the world now resembles a third-world, landlocked country.
June 7, 2021
Careful what you wish for with Calif. drought emergency
"Well, we finally have that much sought-after statewide drought emergency from Gov. Gavin Newsom. Now it’s time to realize what this really means."
May 11, 2021
As Calif. enters historic drought, Washington focuses on… coral reefs.
"The Golden State's lack of water spells catastrophe in wildfire season and could leave poor communities without water. Don't worry, Washington Democrats say. We're focusing on coral reefs."
May 4, 2021
California finds itself rationing water – and reality. It’s time for a change.
When it comes to supplying California's water to those responsible for feeding the nation, every one has an opinon – and an expectation of three square meals per day.
April 13, 2021
Amid a drought, disinformation runs rampant on Calif.’s waterways
Welcome to dry California, a place where we have one full reservoir: a reservoir full of hyperbole, propaganda, and political theatre.
March 17, 2021
California’s climate change future is being written – in its waterways
The debate over climate change is long-over in California. The battle now centers on who decides our future because of it, Wayne Western, Jr. writes.
February 17, 2021