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Irrigation And Groundwater News ItemsHow NASA satellites track changes in the world's water systems - chinadialogue (blog)8/30/2018 12:00:38 PM
chinadialogue (blog) How NASA satellites track changes in the world's water systems chinadialogue (blog) That research found that irrigation and groundwater pumping had caused large drops in terrestrial water storage in the Tigris, Ganges and Indus basins, and in California's Central Valley. Drops in Alaska (the US) and Patagonia (Chile and Argentina), ...
Should You Be Worried About Your Water Supply? - OZY5/22/2018 12:01:29 AM
OZY Should You Be Worried About Your Water Supply? OZY Research from scientists at NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California , shows that worldwide freshwater reserves have changed drastically since 2002. The decline in water availability in regions such as northern India, northeast ... and more »
NASA satellites reveal major shifts in global freshwater - EurekAlert (press release)5/16/2018 3:40:48 PM
EurekAlert (press release) NASA satellites reveal major shifts in global freshwater EurekAlert (press release) "What we are witnessing is major hydrologic change," said co-author Jay Famiglietti of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California . "We see a distinctive pattern of the wet land areas of the world getting wetter - those are the high ... Nasa reveals dozens of areas in danger of running out of water Financial Times Grace Mission | NASA NASA GRACE Follow-On Mission | GRACE-FO | NASA NASA Nature - NASA - The Desert Sun all 115 news articles »
Water diversion raises questions - Kern Valley Sun3/20/2018 5:37:14 PM
Kern Valley Sun Water diversion raises questions Kern Valley Sun District representatives also reviewed the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process, a process that will provide opportunities for the public and interested agencies to comment on the project. ... As presented in the Initial Study, the ... and more »
California agriculture faces serious threats from climate change, study finds - The Desert Sun2/27/2018 8:25:33 PM
The Desert Sun California agriculture faces serious threats from climate change, study finds The Desert Sun Scientists say California agriculture will face much bigger and more severe impacts due to climate change in the coming decades. In a new study, University of California researchers said those effects range from lower crop yields to warming that will ... and more »
Recycled water adds to local supply - Benitolink: San Benito County News4/21/2017 1:30:20 PM
Benitolink: San Benito County News Recycled water adds to local supply Benitolink: San Benito County News In an average year, California agriculture irrigates 9.6 million acres using roughly 34 million acre-feet of water of the 43 million acre-feet diverted from surface waters or pumped from groundwater. California's population growth and greater awareness ... and more »
Map: Here's where the world is running out of groundwater - Vox6/17/2015 9:00:06 AM
Vox Map: Here's where the world is running out of groundwater Vox Some of the world's most important farming regions rely on freshwater from large underground aquifers that have filled up slowly over thousands of years. Think of the Central Valley aquifer system in California . Or the Indus basin in Pakistan and India. and more »
Water Conservation News ItemsA water solution for the future - Napa Valley Register10/22/2018 10:06:31 PM
A water solution for the future Napa Valley Register 3 is the latest water bond California is trying to pass this November. As drought has continued to plague the state, and water continues to be a significant concern to agriculture and to people, long-term solutions to address this problem are ...
Congress, reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund to invest in natural wonders - The Desert Sun10/22/2018 3:19:17 PM
The Desert Sun Congress, reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund to invest in natural wonders The Desert Sun Having spent my entire life in California , it would be easy to take our beaches, forests and one of a kind national parks for granted. Especially when you consider that for many of us, we are only two hours or less away from all three landscapes. In a ... and more »
Water Bond could bring $350 million to the Sierra Nevada - Sierra Sun10/21/2018 1:48:24 AM
Sierra Sun Water Bond could bring $350 million to the Sierra Nevada Sierra Sun On November's ballot California voters will decide on an $8.877 billion bond that would go toward water infrastructure and environmental projects, a portion of which would be aimed at conservation projects in the Tahoe area. "These are really important ... and more »
California voter guide: 11 November ballot propositions explained (Part 1) - Record Bee10/17/2018 9:01:29 AM
Record Bee California voter guide: 11 November ballot propositions explained (Part 1) Record Bee Other major proposals would put money toward water conservation and hospital construction. But, as ever, 2018 also will include propositions that seem aimed at narrower audiences. Should ambulance drivers be on call during meal breaks? It's on the ballot. California voter guide: 11 propositions explained The Mercury News SF State Latino Studies class breaks down local and state propositions for us El Tecolote all 125 news articles »
Commentary: Proposition 3 water bond represents important step - California Farm Bureau10/16/2018 12:45:00 PM
Bloomberg Commentary: Proposition 3 water bond represents important step California Farm Bureau A third program commits an additional $750 million to another priority issue for California agriculture: providing safe, affordable drinking water to disadvantaged communities in remote, rural, infrastructure-challenged areas. But that's not all there ... Jerry Meral: In California , Prop. 3 Is a Billion-Dollar Fix for Stubborn Water Woes YubaNet all 3 news articles »
Almond Farms Keep Growing, and Keep Moving on Water Conservation - News Deeply10/16/2018 8:11:47 AM
News Deeply Almond Farms Keep Growing, and Keep Moving on Water Conservation News Deeply Richard Waycott: Many almond growers have farmed in California for generations, and recognize that water is the lifeblood of California and a key component of responsible farming, essential to growing food. The California almond community began ...
In California, Prop. 3 Is a Billion-Dollar Fix for Stubborn Water Woes - News Deeply10/15/2018 8:00:27 AM
News Deeply In California , Prop. 3 Is a Billion-Dollar Fix for Stubborn Water Woes News Deeply Proposition 3 funds progressive water supply programs such as urban and agricultural water conservation , recycling of wastewater for industrial and landscaping use, desalting of inland saline groundwater, stormwater capture, repair of flood control ... and more »
Alumnus' commercial supports water conservation - Daily Trojan Online10/14/2018 11:13:00 PM
Daily Trojan Online Alumnus' commercial supports water conservation Daily Trojan Online From growing up in Nepal to living in California , Thakurathi said water conservation has always been important to him. “My uncle and my relatives used to wake up early in the morning just to get some drinking water from the water tank or water wells ...
California Water Service Launches Fifth Annual Classroom Conservation Competition - GlobeNewswire (press release)10/9/2018 4:15:57 PM
GlobeNewswire (press release) California Water Service Launches Fifth Annual Classroom Conservation Competition GlobeNewswire (press release) California Water Service serves about 2 million people through 484,900 service connections in California . The utility has provided water service in the state since 1926. Additional information may be obtained online at www.calwater.com. About NAAEE and more »
The $8.9 Billion California Water Bond That Has Environmentalists Divided - KQED10/2/2018 5:18:27 PM
KQED The $8.9 Billion California Water Bond That Has Environmentalists Divided KQED Environmental proponents of Proposition 3, however, insist that California's crumbling water infrastructure demands urgent action. "It provides more than $3 billion for state agencies and local conservancies to acquire and restore watersheds and ... and more »
Water Resources News ItemsWater bond would spread money across the state — but pour it on the Central Valley - Los Angeles Times10/23/2018 7:02:07 AM
Los Angeles Times Water bond would spread money across the state — but pour it on the Central Valley Los Angeles Times At $8.9 billion, Proposition 3 is the latest — and biggest — in a series of water bonds to go before California voters since 2006. Its largess would spread up and down the state, but the measure asks state taxpayers to subsidize Central Valley ...
The cost of drought: Less water from Lake Mead in 2020, higher rates for consumers - The Daily Courier10/22/2018 11:16:39 PM
The Daily Courier The cost of drought: Less water from Lake Mead in 2020, higher rates for consumers The Daily Courier Arizona cities wouldn't be forced to take a cutoff, said Tom Buschatzke, director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources . Still, cities might ... Although California receives the largest allotment from Lake Mead, agreements forged years ago give ... and more »
Editorial: San Francisco and its PUC need to innovate on water use ... - San Francisco Chronicle10/22/2018 7:45:54 PM
San Francisco Chronicle Editorial: San Francisco and its PUC need to innovate on water use ... San Francisco Chronicle San Francisco has always been on the periphery of California's water wars — until last week. That's when San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin introduced ... and more »
Letter to the Editor: Support Proposition 3 water bond - The Salinas Californian10/19/2018 8:16:28 PM
The Salinas Californian Letter to the Editor: Support Proposition 3 water bond The Salinas Californian The Salinas Valley is one of the most productive agricultural counties in the state, as well as the entire country. People across the nation eat our locally produced lettuce, strawberries, broccoli, and dozens of other types of fruits and vegetables ... and more »
Can Trump force California to drain its rivers? He's about to try - Sacramento Bee10/19/2018 1:45:32 PM
Sacramento Bee Can Trump force California to drain its rivers? He's about to try Sacramento Bee Trump did not indicate he would move to block a plan by the State Water Resources Control Board to re-allocate the waters of the San Joaquin River watershed to help endangered fish species, a move that the office of Rep. Jeff Denham had earlier ... Trump wades into California water wars, calls for diverting water to farmers in central valley ABC News Trump orders fewer 'regulatory burdens' for diverting water to CA farms San Francisco Chronicle Trump aims to aid California farmers, congressmen with water memo Agri-Pulse KQED - The San Diego Union-Tribune all 273 news articles »
Monterey County Water Resources Agency lead to step down at the end of the year. - Monterey County Weekly (blog)10/18/2018 4:26:37 PM
Monterey County Weekly (blog) Monterey County Water Resources Agency lead to step down at the end of the year. Monterey County Weekly (blog) During his time at the helm, the California Legislature passed a suite of bills known as the Groundwater Sustainability Act, which ultimately led to the formation of a new local agency, the Salinas Valley Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency, in 2017.
Less Snow Could Be Coming To California's Sierra Nevada Mountains - Capital Public Radio News10/10/2018 5:01:12 PM
Capital Public Radio News Less Snow Could Be Coming To California's Sierra Nevada Mountains Capital Public Radio News Frank Gehrke, chief of California's Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources , walks across a nearly snow barren meadow while conducting the first snow survey of the season at the Phillips Station snow course Jan. 3, 2018.
California marks another dry water year - Tahoe Daily Tribune10/2/2018 12:06:34 AM
Tahoe Daily Tribune California marks another dry water year Tahoe Daily Tribune LOS ANGELES — California began a new water year Monday with some rain falling or in the immediate forecast after 12 months of below-average precipitation. The Department of Water Resources said the Oct.1-Sept. 30 water year that ended Sunday was ... Water Year 2018 - Department of Water Resources - State of California Department of Water Resources - State of California all 59 news articles »