Central Valley

Groundwater Pumping In Drought-Parched Central Valley Has Land Sinking FastVast areas of California's Central Valley are sinking faster than in the past as massive amounts of groundwater are pumped during the historic drought, NASA said in new research released Wednesday.
Judge Rejects California Farmers' Challenge To Water CutsA California judge has rejected a challenge by a farmers' group to agricultural water cuts sought by state regulators during the drought.
California Proposes Historic $1.5M Fine Aimed At Farms For Taking WaterThe California water board has proposed the first-of-its-kind, $1.5 million fine for water-taking during the drought.
Drought Conditions Cause Central Valley Homes To Sink Into The GroundHomes in a Central Valley neighborhood are the latest casualty of California’s historic drought. The parched, dry weather is causing them to literally sink into the ground.
PG&E Responsible For Killing Fraction Of California's Suffering Salmon PopulationMore than one-tenth of a threatened population of California Central Valley salmon has perished after a utility diverted some water from their creek.
Central Valley Farming Family Embraces Petite Peaches During DroughtThe Masumoto Family Farm hopes to start a "small fruit revolution," growing smaller peaches during the drought that are still bursting with flavor.
$320 Million Earmarked For CA Drought-Relief Sitting Untapped In Government Bank AccountsWeeks after he declared a state of emergency, Gov. Jerry Brown's administration set aside $687 million to help house farmworkers and others struggling in drought-devastated counties. Nearly half of it has not been awarded or spent.
‘Hyperloop’ Closer To Reality: Futuristic Travel Looks To Fast Track SF To LA Trip In 30 MinutesThe "Hyperloop," floated in 2014 by Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, is a futuristic high-speed transit system in its nascent stages of development, but it's closer to reality with plans for a test track in the Central Valley.
California Farmers Ordered To Stop Pumping From San Joaquin River WatershedRegulators are ordering farmers with California’s oldest water rights to stop pumping from the San Joaquin River watershed for the first time in memory.
Residents Of Central Valley Farm Community Lose Water As Surrounding Orchards BloomFamilies in one Central Valley farming community are coping with a lack of running water as the drought deepens and their remaining wells run dry.
21st Century Crop Dusting: FAA Approves Large Drone Use On FarmsA drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States.
California's Central Valley Sinking Faster Than Ever Before As Farmers Drill For Water During DroughtCalifornia’s Central Valley is sinking at a rate never before seen during the state’s historic drought, and farmers are shouldering some of the blame for the damage that sinking is causing.
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