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California OKs Offer of Voluntary Water cuts by Farmers

posted on May 22, 2015 at 4:10 PM

California regulators have accepted a historic offer by farmers to make a 25 percent voluntary water cut to avoid deeper mandatory losses during the drought. Full Story

Colorado's rain isn't helping Southwest reservoirs

posted on May 15, 2015 at 4:23 PM

Colorado is slogging through a wetter than normal spring, with heavy rains restoring much-needed moisture to parched rangeland and sending some rivers over the banks. Full Story

California golf courses tee up water-saving measures

posted on May 15, 2015 at 4:19 PM

At first glance, nothing seems amiss at this lush, members-only golf club in one of the priciest communities in Orange County. A bubbling fountain gurgles out of an artificial lake. Emerald-green fairways stretch into the distance. Golf carts zoom... Full Story

California cuts wetland, wildlife restoration in water plan

posted on May 1, 2015 at 6:27 PM

California officials dramatically scaled back habitat restoration planned during construction of two massive tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to send water to farms and millions of people. Full Story

Almonds get roasted in debate over California water use

posted on April 24, 2015 at 4:59 PM

California almonds are becoming one of the world's favorite snacks and creating a multibillion-dollar bonanza for agricultural investors. But the crop extracts a staggering price from the land, consuming more water than all the showering,... Full Story

California takes sweeping steps to conserve water in drought

posted on April 10, 2015 at 3:27 PM

California is done with gentle nudges and polite reminders to deal with its devastating drought. State regulators are naming and shaming local water departments that have let water wasters slide — and forcing agencies to slash water use by as... Full Story

California takes sweeping steps to conserve water in drought

posted on April 2, 2015 at 3:50 PM

Gary Whitlock watched water run to a sidewalk as gardeners hosed down a bed of marigolds outside an Orange County office building and questioned whether California's latest attempt to curb water use would be any more successful than previous... Full Story

Federal funding in short supply for rural water projects

posted on April 2, 2015 at 2:51 PM

A pipeline project intended to bring billions of gallons of water each year to a drought-stricken section of eastern New Mexico represents a lifeline to parched communities. Full Story

$1 billion water spending plan heads to California governor

posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:19 PM

A plan to pump $1 billion of water spending into drought-stricken California cleared the Legislature on Thursday and was sent to Gov. Jerry Brown, who is expected to sign the legislation. Full Story

Wildfires burn in dry areas as drought continues

posted on March 20, 2015 at 2:18 PM

Wildfires burn in dry areas as drought continues
Warmer temperatures returned to the Midwest this week. But in Ohio, heavy rains and rapid melting of snow led to severe flooding. Full Story

Warm February takes toll on mountain snowpack in West

posted on March 13, 2015 at 1:55 PM

Warm temperatures and a lack of snowfall in February have taken a toll on winter snowpack in the Cascade Mountains and other areas in the West, the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service said Wednesday. Full Story

Some California Farmers To Go Without Federal Water

posted on March 6, 2015 at 3:26 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The federal government said Friday it won't send any of its reservoir water to the Central Valley for the second straight year, forcing farmers in California's agricultural heartland to again scramble for other sources or... Full Story

US and EU Look For Expanded Agricultural Trade in 2015

posted on February 27, 2015 at 6:17 PM

US and EU Look For Expanded Agricultural Trade in 2015
While the impact of persistent drought was mentioned as a potential challenge, the outlook was generally positive late last week at USDA’s ninety-first annual Agricultural Outlook Forum. Full Story

Colorado mountain snow is bright spot during drought in West

posted on February 20, 2015 at 2:44 PM

Snowpack in the mountain valleys where the Colorado River originates was only a little below normal on Wednesday, marking one of the few bright spots in an increasingly grim drought gripping much of the West. Full Story

Federal government to boost drought funding by $50 million

posted on February 6, 2015 at 2:44 PM

The federal government is offering up to $50 million for drought relief in western states as California enters its fourth dry year, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday. Full Story
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