Tag: Water

Another California Desalination Plant Approved — the Most Contentious One Yet

The California Coastal Commission tonight approved another desalination plant, despite citing its high costs, risks to Monterey Bay’s environment and “the most significant environmental...

Coastal Commission to Consider Project to Bring Reliable Water to Monterey Peninsula

A multi-pronged effort to bring a reliable, sustainable water supply to the Monterey Peninsula will be considered on November 17 by the California Coastal...

California May Reallocate Shrinking Water Supply

While it’s not yet formal policy, those who manage California’s vast water system are edging toward a historic reallocation of the state’s shrinking supply...

CalChamber Urges Governor to Veto New Water Quality Permit Requirement Bill

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that could subject a wide range of businesses and other facilities, such as office buildings, warehouses, hospitals, and...

California Governor Releases Water Supply Strategy, Calls for Regulatory Modernization

Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday announced a four-point strategy to increase California's water supplies and help the state adapt to the extreme weather patterns anticipated...

Business Groups Identify Essential Water Supply Projects That California Should Develop

With a persistent drought, and a hotter and drier climate, California must look beyond water conservation and recycling and develop new water storage and...
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CA Natural Resources Secretary Briefs California Business Leaders on Drought Severity, Urges Conservation...

California Natural Resources Agency Secretary Wade Crowfoot met with California’s top business leaders this week to discuss critical aspects of California’s worsening drought and...
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Help Conserve Water with These Steps

The summer season has only just begun and already two of California's largest reservoirs are at critically low levels — Lake Oroville is at...
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Voluntary Agreements for Water Management in the Delta Reach Key Milestone

While multiple projects and initiatives concerning water conveyance and use in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta have been in progress for several years, many of...
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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...
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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...