Water

California farm groups seek review of order on fertilizer use

Saying new regional regulations will have a profound impact on food production, farm organizations have petitioned the California State Water Resources Control Board to review a regional board's order limiting applications of fertilizer and other... more »

California irrigation districts look to transfers as water dwindles

With very little water to spare this drought year, water districts struggling with limited or no supplies look to their counterparts in other districts to negotiate water transfers to add whatever flexibility they can. Districts... more »

California expands drought emergency to several more counties

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 »

Lodi, California, Water Management Workshop III for winegrowers is May 13

The University of California Lodi Water Management Workshop III will be held May 13, from 9 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time, noon-2:45 p.m. Eastern. The free workshop is being presented by the Lodi Winegrape Commission,... more »

Funding set for Sustainable Groundwater Management Act projects in California

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 »

Multi-state conservation project awarded nearly $8M for Western Lake Erie Basin

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 »

Latest California drought outlined in 4 charts

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 »

Newly planted, established peach trees benefit from irrigation in UGA study

While peach orchards are a common sight throughout middle and south Georgia – helping the Peach State live up to its name – peach producers need more than just the title to ensure that both... more »

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