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The Rest of the Story about Groundwater

When it comes to groundwater in the Central Valley, there have been many articles lately telling part of the story but very few telling the whole story. Those articles criticize communities and farmers for pumping groundwater to supply water to their residents and to irrigate their farms. Most of the articles place the blame for groundwater pumping squarely on the …

California State Board Of Food And Agriculture To Hear Updates On Current Water Conditions

Sacramento, Calif., (April 4, 2018) – The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will hear updates by federal and state officials on current water conditions and the outlook for this summer at its upcoming meeting on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The meeting will be held at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, …

CE works with CDFA to Help Hmong Farmers Conserve Water and Reduce Emissions

Parlier, Calif., (January 15, 2018) – California farmers Fong Tchieng and Vang C. Thao have a lot in common. They both have farming operations in the Central Valley. They both belong to the state’s vibrant – and growing – Hmong farming community. And most importantly, they have both partnered with state agencies to save water and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. …

Trends We’re Watching In 2018: Experts Weigh In On Water, GM, Science Communication And More

Sacramento, Calif., (January 10, 2018) – As we settle into 2018, it’s natural to wonder what the New Year may bring. There have been dozens of “trend pieces” discussing what’s in store. In this wrap, we consider possible 2018 trends in water, the GM debate, science communication, and food and nutrition. Water: After one of the driest Decembers on record, …

Westlands Water District – 2017: A Productive Year

Fresno, Calif., (January 5, 2018) – As the year draws to an end, we take this opportunity to reflect on the many contributions of Westlands’ growers and the unique challenges faced in a year of an abundant water supply. Our goal was to seek opportunities to reinforce needed improvements to the current operation of the Central Valley Project by countering …

Chowchilla Water District and Fresno Irrigation District Rejoin Friant Water Authority

Lindsay, Calif., (December 28, 2017) – During their December meetings the Board of Directors of the Chowchilla Water District (CWD) and Fresno Irrigation Districts (FID) voted unanimously to become full General Members of the Friant Water Authority (FWA). It is expected that the FWA Board will approve the requests during its first meeting in 2018. The actions of the two …

Bringing Space Technology to Water Needs in California Vineyards

Beltsville, Maryland, (December 18, 2017) – ARS scientists are saving water in California’s vineyards by using satellite data and computer models to better manage water resources. Bill Kustas and Martha Anderson are fine-tuning computer models at the ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, to help vineyard managers determine how much water to apply and when to apply it. The models tap into …

State Agencies to Host Groundwater Recharge Forum on November 8th in Sacramento

Sacamento, Calif., (October 9, 2017) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), in collaboration with California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and other state entities, are hosting a Public Forum on Managed Groundwater Recharge to Support Sustainable Water Management. This all-day event will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center on November 8th 2017 and bring together a variety of …

A New Water Year Brings Uncertainty

California Department of Water Resources

Sacramento, Calif., (October 9, 2017) – After five years of drought, the 2017 water year brought unexpectedly heavy precipitation, ranking second only to 1983 as California’s wettest year for statewide runoff. The dramatic swing in water conditions highlights the need to develop better long-range weather forecasting to cope with the state’s highly variable annual precipitation. DWR begins water year 2018 …

Westlands Water District Releases Statement on California Water Fix

Fresno, Calif., (September 22, 2017) – After a thorough analysis by independent consultants and District staff, multiple special board meetings, and grower workshops, the Westlands Water District Board of Directors voted by a margin of 7 to 1 to not participate in the California WaterFix (CWF). The District appreciates the efforts of Governor Jerry Brown and his administration to balance …

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