Water

California calls on local agencies to protect groundwater

For the first time in California history, local agencies and groundwater users are required to form groundwater sustainability agencies and develop and implement plans to guide how they will achieve groundwater basin sustainability goals over... more »

Water projects in drought-parched California and the West funded

In actions that carry out President Joe Biden's economic agenda, the U.S. House of Representatives recently passed two pieces of significant legislation, including a $1.2 trillion bipartisan package that includes $8.3 billion for critical water... more »

Agencies: Infrastructure bill delivers victory for Western water users

With President Joe Biden’s signature on the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on Nov. 15, a national coalition representing thousands of Western farmers, ranchers, businesses and rural and urban water providers declared a victory... more »

Findings refute belief that modern irrigation saves water

A team of scientists, including a professor from New Mexico State University, suggests in a recently published paper that reliance on modern irrigation technologies as a water-use efficiency strategy is a “zombie idea” – one... more »

Proposed California ballot initiative seeks new water investments

A proposed California ballot initiative, which could appear before voters in November 2022, seeks greater state investment to increase the annual supply of water in California by 5 million acre-feet. The Water Infrastructure Funding Act... more »

Bipartisan infrastructure bill delivers major water improvements for West

In response to the Nov. 5 passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by the U.S. House of Representatives, Western Growers President & CEO Dave Puglia issued the following statement: ... more »

Preservation of ag in Republican, Rio Grande River basins sought

The Colorado Department of Agriculture and the Department of Natural Resources joined together in strong support of $15,000,000 “high impact” stimulus funds in Gov. Jared Polis’ FY 2022-2023 budget to preserve agriculture, meet interstate river... more »

Flows to increase; California water districts cry foul

California Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration has informed regional water districts that it will move forward with a plan to increase flows from San Joaquin River tributaries in an action that may create more water uncertainty... more »

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