Water

National coalition seeks more water, conservation resources in reconciliation plan

With over 80% of the West currently experiencing severe, extreme or exceptional drought conditions, and more than 2.2 million acres of land already burned across the Western states, a national coalition representing agriculture, public water... more »

Regional districts file suit over California water supply cuts

California's reservoirs are nearly empty due to historic drought conditions. Water supplies for many farmers are curtailed or cut off entirely, leaving them to hope that Mother Nature brings winter rain and snowpack to rescue... more »

Natural disasters compound severe drought for Oregon farmers and ranchers

Oregon made national headlines this spring when the Bureau of Reclamation announced that the Klamath Project, an irrigation system spanning southern Oregon and Northern California, was not going to receive any water deliveries for the... more »

California fresh produce industry decries assembly action on SB 559

In response to California State Sen. Melissa Hurtado being forced to pull SB 559 after the California State Assembly Appropriations Committee removed all funding provisions, a coalition of leading California fresh produce organizations issued the... more »

NASA funds satellite image project measuring double cropping in fields

With a $100,000 grant from NASA Jet Propulsion Lab’s Western Water Applications Office, Washington State University researchers will scour more than 20 years of satellite imagery to learn whether the farming technique of double cropping... more »

Valley Irrigation delivers customized solar solutions for agriculture

Omaha, Nebraska-based Valley Irrigation announced Sept. 2 the expansion of its solar solutions into the United States. “Solar energy is the key to maximizing efficiency and sustainability,”  Darren Siekman, vice president of water delivery and... more »

Colorado accepts applications for drought resiliency competitive grants 

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for a competitive grant program to assist with projects that help Colorado anticipate, prepare for, mitigate, adapt to, or respond to any event, trend, or climatological disturbance... more »

Coastal California grape growers can use less water during drought

California grape growers in coastal areas can use less water during times of drought and cut irrigation levels without affecting crop yields or quality, according to a new study out of the University of California,... more »

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