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California Explores Alternative Water Sources

posted on October 23, 2015 at 8:48 PM

California Explores Alternative Water Sources
With temperatures up, precipitation down, and snowpack elusive, four consecutive years of drought have tested California’s mettle. Full Story

Records: California plans taking land for huge water tunnels

posted on August 21, 2015 at 4:36 PM

State contractors have readied plans to acquire as many as 300 farms in the California delta by eminent domain to make room for a pair of massive, still-unapproved water tunnels proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown, according to documents obtained by... Full Story

Iran Nuclear Deal Could Pinch Central Valley Commodities

posted on July 31, 2015 at 6:30 PM

Iran Nuclear Deal Could Pinch Central Valley Commodities
As California’s chronic dry spell bears down for a fourth consecutive year, parched streams and reservoirs like Lake Isabella, the victim of ‘exceptional’ drought, are exhibit A for the most dire classification of the U.S. drought monitor. Full Story

Dry California shows it's serious about enforcing water cuts

posted on July 24, 2015 at 2:19 PM

California drought regulators sent the strongest signal yet that they're serious about cracking down on water waste by proposing a first-of-its kind, $1.5 million fine against a group of farmers they say illegally took water. Full Story

19th Century Water Rights Examined in Drought Stricken California

posted on May 30, 2014 at 4:53 PM

19th Century Water Rights Examined in Drought Stricken California
With California locked in third consecutive year of extreme drought, the issue of water rights also is heating up. Some farmers, however, receive as much water they want through an antiquated system of water allocations that was initially... Full Story

Court Sides With Oklahoma In Red River Dispute

posted on June 14, 2013 at 3:06 PM

The case concerns a dispute over access to southeastern Oklahoma tributaries of the Red River that separates Oklahoma and Texas. Full Story

Colorado River water report released in Vegas

posted on December 14, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Water administrators and state officials from western states have been considering a range of outside-the-box ideas such as piping water from the nation's heartland and towing Arctic icebergs south. Full Story

New Kansas water program has about 750 enrollees

posted on December 14, 2012 at 5:08 PM

The new program will allow irrigators to use more water during drought years and manage their water rights over five years. Full Story

California, Federal Officials Reveal Water Tunnel Plan

posted on July 27, 2012 at 1:55 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California and federal officials have announced plans for a massive twin tunnel system to carry water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to farmland and cities. Gov. Jerry Brown and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar... Full Story

Giant Water Agency Approves Rate Hikes in Southern California

posted on April 13, 2012 at 3:36 PM

SAN DIEGO, California  (AP) - The website displays a clock counting down seconds to Tuesday's board meeting of Southern California's major water wholesaler.      It is part of a new front in California's water wars... Full Story

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