Tag: Water

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California Approaches Driest Year Yet; Help Conserve Water with These Steps

California is on the cusp of the worst drought in its history. Today, more than 95% of the state is in “severe drought,” and...

Continued Drought Leads to Reduced Water Deliveries

As California enters another year of drought conditions, water shortages will again take their toll on California residents and businesses.  Recent estimates put the...

Drought Has Big Impacts on California Agriculture

This article was written by Dan Walters and first appeared in CalMatters. As California experiences a second year of drought, with no end in sight,...

The People’s Voice: Drought and Wildfire Dominate Climate Issues

Californians strongly agree about the importance of addressing climate change, but are not convinced that costly, disruptive policies are the right approach. The seventh...

It’s Time to Get Serious About Water Crisis

This article was written by Dan Walters and originally appeared in CalMatters. Talk about timing. Last Tuesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom extended and expanded his declaration of a...

Drought has California Farms Destroying Crops, Rather Than Pay for Water

When Stuart Woolf was growing up on his dad’s ranch in Huron, California, he never liked working the tomato harvest. “I thought, ‘I am never...

CalChamber Backs Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging the California congressional delegation to support the bipartisan infrastructure plan endorsed by President Joe Biden and a...

Drought Prompts California to Halt Some Water Diversions

Some farmers in one of the country’s most important agricultural regions will have to stop taking water out of major rivers and streams because...

Water Supply and Drought Are Now Californians’ Top Environmental Concern

When asked to name the most important environmental issue facing the state today, Californians are most likely to mention water supply and drought—a shift...

Almonds Swept California Farms. Then the Water Ran Out.

This article was written by Jesse Newman and first appeared in The Wall Street Journal. As another severe drought takes its toll in California, some farmers...

The Consequences of Drought

It’s official, California is in another drought cycle as are most of the western states. A look at the U.S. Drought Monitor shows a...

Secretary Ross Joins CalChamber to Talk on Importance of Food, Ag to State’s Economy

California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross joined the California Chamber of Commerce last week to speak on important issues facing the...

Governor Proposes $5.1B Water, Drought Infrastructure Plan

Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday unveiled a $5.1 billion plan for California's water infrastructure, drought response and preparations for a "climate resilient system." In addition...

Drought Preparations Picking Up as State Dry Spell Continues with No Relief in Sight

California’s water supply levels are continuing to drop closer to those at the beginning of 2014, which was the start of the last drought...

State Lowers Water Allocation to 5% of Requests

As a result of persistent drought conditions, the State Water Project (SWP) now expects to deliver just 5% of requested supplies this year, down...

After COVID-19, Drought Threat Still Looms

California is enveloped in balmy weather that’s more like spring than mid-winter — and that’s not a good thing. We have seen only scant rain...

It’s a Little Dry – Capitol Insider

According to most weather forecasters, this fall has been a little dry so far. It’s not time to panic, but it is time to...

A Permit Quagmire

How long should a permit renewal take? Not a new permit, but a renewal. Three days if your renewal permit is for a desalination...

CalChamber, Water Security Coalition Commend Governor’s Framework to Prepare for Water Supply Challenges

On Wednesday, Governor Gavin Newsom released a framework to help prepare the state’s water supply for the anticipated impacts of climate change. The Water...

Water Supply Conditions

It looks like California is headed for a long dry summer. It’s not unusual for temperatures to reach 110 degrees during the summer months...