Water

Officials: ‘All-hands-on-deck’ to address worsening Western drought conditions

In response to worsening drought conditions in the West, including in areas like the Klamath River Basin, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack released the following statement on April... more »

Award will help study and fight soil compaction

While soil compaction happens below the surface, it has many above-ground impacts on crops. Compacted soil doesn’t absorb water very well, makes it hard for plants to send out roots, inhibits plant nutrient absorption and... more »

Droughts longer, rainfall more erratic in most of the West

Dry periods between rainstorms have become longer and annual rainfall has become more erratic across most of the western United States during the past 50 years, according to a study published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s... more »

Planting season nears as Texas reports drought conditions

Parts of Texas have slipped deeper into drought, and farmers who depend on irrigation water may find supplies limited. Parts of the state are in dire need of soil saturating rains and runoff to replenish... more »

Ag interests seek more water investments in Biden infrastructure proposal

Recognizing the constructive elements of conservation, efficiency, recycling and watershed management included in the Biden administration’s initial infrastructure proposal, a national coalition of more than 200 agricultural organizations and urban and rural water districts said... more »

Sakata on Colorado Water Conservation Board; steps down as CFVGA president

Robert Sakata, Sakata Farms, Brighton, Colorado, has been appointed to the Colorado Water Conservation Board and was officially sworn in March 10. The board is comprised of 15 members. There are 10 voting members appointed by... more »

Reclamation updates Central Valley Project 2021 water supply allocation

The Bureau of Reclamation announced March 23 an update to the initial Central Valley Project 2021 water supply allocation for agricultural water service contractors south-of-Delta. Allocation amounts are based on an estimate of water available... more »

Dry California conditions prompt warning about potential water shortages

As dry conditions persist throughout California, the State Water Resources Control Board mailed March 22 early warning notices to approximately 40,000 water right holders, urging them to plan for potential shortages by reducing water use... more »

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