All posts tagged "featured"

  • United States Department of Agriculture
    Central Valley to receive grant for conservation efforts

    Sonoma County is receiving an $8 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a means of protecting agricultural lands and ecosystems for drought and climate resiliency. The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS)...

    • Posted February 16, 2016
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  • How the drought impacted agriculture in 2015
    How the drought impacted agriculture in 2015

    The California Department of Food and Agriculture released their annual report regarding agricultural statistics for the year. The numbers reflect changes in the agricultural industry in 2015 due to the severe drought. Overall, the value of California’s...

    • Posted February 15, 2016
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  • Slight progress shown in weekly drought update
    Slight progress shown in weekly drought update

    The U.S. Drought Monitor’s weekly update shows California is making slight progress. Although El Nino has brought an onslaught of rain throughout the state, experts say it will take time for the impact to become apparent. Current...

    • Posted February 14, 2016
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  • Congress to approve Westlands Water District, Bureau of Reclamation deal
    Senator Feinstein introduces drought legislation in the Senate

    On Wednesday, Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced her revised drought legislation in the United States Senate. The revised bill is being hailed as a compromise Feinstein has long been pushing for. According to Feinstein, she felt obligated to...

    • Posted February 12, 2016
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  • Stockton residents call for halt to chloramine use
    Stockton residents call for halt to chloramine use

    Due to the water contamination taking place in Flint, Michigan, the issue of safe drinking water has become cause for concern, especially for one Central Valley city: Stockton. A few weeks ago, Stockton changed how they purify...

    • Posted February 11, 2016
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  • Author to speak at water seminar
    CSU-Community College partnership trains future water leaders

    Headquartered at the Cal State San Bernardino, the Water Resources Institute (WRI) works to place disadvantaged students in internships that could potentially lead to a job in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program is...

    • Posted February 10, 2016
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  • Redlands homeowners rejecting water rate increase
    Redlands homeowners rejecting water rate increase

    Residents in Redlands have done such a great job conserving water that homeowners are now going to see upwards of a 40 percent rate increase over the next three years. On top of that, Redlands City Council...

    • Posted February 9, 2016
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  • BREAKING: senior water rights holders allowed to divert water
    MWD’s legislative outlook on the Twin Tunnels Project

    On Friday, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), the largest wholesaler of water in the state, held a community briefing on water supply issues. In attendance was Congressman Ken Calvert (R-Corona), who represents the 42nd congressional...

    • Posted February 8, 2016
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  • The drought’s lasting impact
    The drought’s lasting impact

    According to the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO), a nonpartisan agency, the California drought will have a long-lasting impact on rural communities and native fish, even after the drought has subsided. Because many wells in the Central Valley...

    • Posted February 7, 2016
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  • Dam removal a win for environmentalists, PacifiCorp
    Dam removal a win for environmentalists, PacifiCorp

    The Klamath River, which runs from Southern Oregon to the Pacific Ocean in Northern California, will soon have four hydroelectric dams removed from its waterways. California, Oregon and the feds – via the Departments of the Interior...

    • Posted February 6, 2016
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