Agriculture

Delta Water

California Farmers Ordered To Stop Pumping From San Joaquin River Watershed

Regulators are ordering farmers with California’s oldest water rights to stop pumping from the San Joaquin River watershed for the first time in memory.

05/20/2015

Almond tree being ripped out in Modesto. (CBS)

Central Valley Almond Farmer Rips Out Trees To Save Water, Business

While most of us are scrambling to save water, California almond growers are taking heat for planting more and more trees amid a historic drought.

05/18/2015

Fairmead Residence

Residents Of Central Valley Farm Community Lose Water As Surrounding Orchards Bloom

Families in one Central Valley farming community are coping with a lack of running water as the drought deepens and their remaining wells run dry.

05/08/2015

Almond Irrigation

California Almonds Roasted In Drought Debate Over Irrigation

As California enters its 4th year of drought, the state’s multi-billion almond crop is helping drive a sharp debate about water use.

04/19/2015

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

California Farmers Clash As Huge Amount Of Water Pumped From Delta Despite Drought

Huge amounts of water are mysteriously vanishing from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta — and the prime suspects are farmers whose families have tilled fertile soil there for generations.

04/11/2015

Gov. Brown

Gov. Brown Defends Drought Restrictions That Spare Farmers

Gov. Jerry Brown defended his order requiring Californians statewide to cut back on their water use in a historic mandate that spares those who consume the most: farmers.

04/05/2015

Water Consumption chart a

How Much Water Are You Really Consuming?

California is in a serious drought. It’s time to save water if only a gallon at a time. But did you know by giving up one steak dinner, you could take dozens of 10 minute hot showers? Here’s why.

04/02/2015

Glassy-winged sharpshooter

Vineyard-Killing Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Found In Marin County

A destructive insect that could have serious adverse impacts for wineries and agricultural water use was discovered in Marin County last week, county officials said.

03/05/2015

The glassy-winged sharpshooter. (Courtesy: County of Marin)

Destructive Insect That Feeds On Grapevines, Almond Trees Discovered In Marin County

A destructive insect that could have serious adverse impacts for wineries and agricultural water use was discovered in Marin County last week, county officials said Wednesday.

03/04/2015

California Department of Water Resources Chief of Cooperative Snow Survey Frank Gehrke (L) weighs a snow sample while assisted by Kasey Schimke on Jan. 29, 2010 near Meyers, California.   (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

California’s 3rd Snowpack Measure This Winter Far Below Normal

California’s third snow survey this winter found the Sierra Nevada snowpack is far below normal and leaning toward being the lowest on record in more than two decades.

03/03/2015

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