Water

Colorado’s Sakata named to water board; steps down as CFVGA board 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 »

Central Valley Project 2021 water supply allocation updated

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 »

Warning about potential water shortages come with dry California conditions

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 »

Reducing evaporative water loss, other aims projected with California solar panels

Covering the 4,000 miles of California’s water canals could save billions of gallons of water and generate renewable power for the state every year, according to a new study. The study, conducted by researchers from the... more »

California Natural Resources Agency releases report on 2012-2016 drought

"By heeding lessons from the 2012–2016 drought, we will better protect communities, ecosystems, and our economy during drought and help our state thrive in a changing climate." That assessment from Wade Crowfoot, secretary of the... more »

Errotabere Ranches leads on Western challenges

Managing more than 5,000 acres of diverse crops in California’s Central Valley entails a thorough accounting of one’s water. For Daniel Errotabere, a third-generation grower and partner in Errotabere Ranches, it’s distributing what he calls... more »

Drought conditions in California deepen, causing concern for growers

"We need a Miracle March," Kern County almond grower Don Davis says, expressing the concern of many farmers as California drops deeper into drought. The U.S. Drought Monitor said last week 85% of the state... more »

Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance joined by Produce Marketing Association

Produce Marketing Association has joined the steering committee for the Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance, a coalition focused on defining and promoting shared climate policy priorities. According to a news release, the Food and Agriculture... more »

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