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The Drought Continues to Make Life Difficult in California

posted on June 22, 2015 at 4:29 PM

The Drought Continues to Make Life Difficult in California
The parched earth of California's Central Valley is begging for rain…and so are the farmers who use it to grow a majority of the nation’s fresh produce. Those who make a living with agriculture are enduring their fourth straight year of record... Full Story

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

Farmers in Dry California Decry Decision Involving Fish

posted on January 16, 2015 at 1:59 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to consider appeals by Central Valley farmers and California water districts that want to pump more water from a delta that serves as the only home of a tiny, threatened fish. Full Story

President signs water projects bill worth $12 billion

posted on June 13, 2014 at 3:55 PM

President signs water projects bill worth $12 billion
Waterways across America will get a facelift after the stroke of Barack Obama’s pen. The president approved a $12.3 billion bill this week aimed at improving historic ports to enhancing flood control in the Corn Belt. Full Story

Market to Market (May 30, 2014)

posted on May 30, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Market to Market (May 30, 2014)
Full Program: With California locked in its third consecutive year of drought, the battle intensifies over water rights. Midwestern entrepreneurs work to move power generated by the wind from the prairie to the people. Market analysis with Virgil Robinson. Full Story

In drought, water war in Calif. fought underground

posted on September 13, 2013 at 3:44 PM

Throughout central California, a water war is quietly being fought underground. Farmers, residents and urban water districts have seen their wells go dry because the water table has fallen so low. Those who can afford it have been drilling deeper... Full Story

California Releases Part of Plant to Restore Delta

posted on March 15, 2013 at 1:59 PM

The plan's first four chapters spells out the dismal state of the delta and detail conservation strategies to restore its dwindling fish species. Full Story

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