Editorial: GOP water bill in Congress should be rejected – The LA Times calls federal legislation aimed at drought relief and food security “a big-government boondoggle” that should be rejected.
Research project in Stanislaus County will see if winter flood irrigation refills aquifers – The University of California Cooperative Extension in Stanislaus County will test a theory of how aquifers are replenished by flood irrigating almonds during the dormant season.
Capitol Journal: Thirsty crops should require state regulation – LA Times columnist now wants Legislature to regulate what farmers can plant, where, and when.
Cal Water hooks up two Visalia neighborhoods – As domestic wells continue to go dry in Tulare County, Calif., local agencies seek to restore flow of water.
Almond prices surge as sales boom collides with drought – Demand for California almonds has coupled with drought impacts on supply to push prices ever upward.
Technical report by National Climatic Data Center highlights El Niño winter of 1997-’98 – A technical report on the El Niño of 1997-’98 may be good brush-up material as more forecasters are claiming this winter could mirror that season’s record rainfall.
California unveils revised blueprint for Delta tunnels – California Gov. Jerry Brown continues to push ahead with project to funnel northern California water past the Delta in what is being termed a “water grab” by southern California.
Forbes AgTech Summit: Silicon Valley tackles California’s drought – There has to be better ways to collect water data in America’s most prolific Ag-producing state.
Farmers: No, we’re not using 80 percent of your water – In a drought year where surface irrigation allocations remain zero for a second consecutive year, farmers as how they can be blamed for using up California’s water when they have none.
State order limits Shasta Dam releases – California officials continue to hold back water behind Shasta Dam for winter-run Chinook salmon.