Dry year spells light initial water allocation for Valley farmers
Despite plenty of Federal action to increase pumping through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to Valley farmers, lack of rainfall hasn’t been forgiving.
February 26, 2020
Bureau of Reclamation bumps westside water allocation to 70 percent
This is the third increase of 2019 for the agricultural water service contractors. Since February, the allocation has doubled.
May 22, 2019
Sierra snowpack nearly double the average, very dense
The final survey of Sierra Nevada snowpack for 2019 shows cold and dense snowpack, allowing for runoff to feed into waterways into late summer
May 3, 2019
Salmon are back in the San Joaquin, but what did it cost us?
Five Chinook salmon were found having spawned in the San Joaquin River, but exactly how many jobs were lost in the process?
May 1, 2019
Dams are full, but farmers aren’t seeing it. What gives?
Simply put: we have snow and we have water.
April 18, 2019
Combating subsidence, maximizing recharge might have become easier, study finds
Researchers have found a new method that helps predict subsidence in the San Joaquin Valley and could help recharge groundwater aquifers.
April 15, 2019
CA Water Board summarizes 3,500 page plan in two-page letter to EPA
The Water Board's submittal to the EPA is the culmination of a decade of hearings and studies.
WaterFix back under the microscope
California Water Fix is the infrastructure project of tunneling through the Delta.
Senate advances Bernhardt nomination, House launches probe
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted 14-6 to advance David Bernhardt's nomination to lead the Interior Department to a full Senate vote.
Regardless of wet or dry years, a reality check on water must set in
Among the misconceptions on California's water crisis: how the word “drought” in itself seems to take on different meanings.