Water

Drought emergency extended to several more counties in California

On May 11, California Gov. Gavin Newsom significantly expanded his April 21 drought emergency proclamation to include the Klamath River, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Tulare Lake Watershed counties, where accelerated action is needed to... more »

Six California Sustainable Groundwater Management Act projects funded

The California Department of Water Resources is awarding funding support for six projects to address the impact of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. A total of $26 million in grant funding is being made available... more »

Nearly $8M awarded for Western Lake Erie Basin project with multiple states

Recently, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service announced that a multi-state conservation program – led by Indiana and including the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development as a key partner – received $7,780,799 to... more »

Californians brace for continuing drought as 4 charts show status

California is grappling with drought again, facing many of the same conditions and challenges that were features of the 2012–16 drought – including stressed ecosystems, depleted reservoirs, hard-hit farms and rural communities, threats to urban... more »

Ways for growers to conserve water, boost profits seen in irrigation report

Ceres Imaging, the irrigation performance management provider that uses aerial imagery and data analytics to help growers improve their irrigation practice, has released a study quantifying the extent and impact of drip irrigation issues in... more »

Western drought spurs response from California governor

With much of the West experiencing drought conditions and California squarely in a second consecutive dry year, Gov. Gavin Newsom on April 21 directed state agencies to take immediate action to bolster drought resilience and... more »

Worsening drought conditions in the West leads to working group

The Biden-Harris administration announced April 21 the formation of an Interagency Working Group to address worsening drought conditions in the West and support farmers, Tribes and communities impacted by ongoing water shortages. The Working Group... more »

Water shortages throughout California seen as drought spreads

The 2020-21 California drought has led to significant water cutbacks, compelling farmers to fallow ground and public officials to respond with legislation intended to address the state's chronic water shortages. Farmers in more parts of... more »

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