Irrigation http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6021/more en 10 must-read drought stories for Aug. 5 http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/10-must-read-drought-stories-aug-5 <div class="node-body article-body">10 must-read drought stories for Aug. 5</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/10-must-read-drought-stories-aug-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/10-must-read-drought-stories-aug-5#comments Irrigation Drought Tue, 04 Aug 2015 03:01:00 +0000 160561 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Calls to raise Shasta Dam claim the project is too costly and may not pass Congressional muster.</p> 10 must-read drought stories for July 29 http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/10-must-read-drought-stories-july-29 <div class="node-body article-body">10 water stories you won't want to miss.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/10-must-read-drought-stories-july-29" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/10-must-read-drought-stories-july-29#comments Irrigation Drought Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:57:00 +0000 160411 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Flood irrigation has been common among California farming operations. When surface water is available, it&nbsp;can be an effective way to recharge groundwater aquifers.</p> Tour of Friant facilities opens eyes to California water http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/tour-friant-facilities-opens-eyes-california-water <div class="node-body gallery-body">Tour offers up-close look at Friant facilities near Fresno, Calif.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/tour-friant-facilities-opens-eyes-california-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/tour-friant-facilities-opens-eyes-california-water#comments Irrigation County Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:41:00 +0000 160191 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>The view from the top of Friant Dam, looking west over the San Joaquin Valley. The San Joaquin River is visible on the right, as is the Friant-Kern Canal on the left. These facilities provide irrigation water to millions of acres of farmland and billions of dollars in crops grown&nbsp;in the San Joaquin Valley.</p> 10 must-read drought stories for July 22 http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/10-must-read-drought-stories-july-22 <div class="node-body article-body">10 must-read drought stories for July 22</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/10-must-read-drought-stories-july-22" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/10-must-read-drought-stories-july-22#comments Irrigation Drought Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:17:00 +0000 160171 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Pyramid Lake sits between Bakersfield and Los Angeles and is part of the California Aqueduct system along the State Water Project. The reservoir provides recreation and drinking water for southern California residents.</p> Telling farmers what to plant is not the solution http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/telling-farmers-what-plant-not-solution <div class="node-body blog-body">Telling farmers what to grow based on water use is not how you solve western water woes</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/telling-farmers-what-plant-not-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/telling-farmers-what-plant-not-solution#comments Irrigation Drought Farm Press Blog Wed, 15 Jul 2015 22:04:00 +0000 160101 at http://westernfarmpress.com 10 must-read drought stories for July 15 http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/10-must-read-drought-stories-july-15 <div class="node-body article-body">10 must-read drought stories for July 15</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/10-must-read-drought-stories-july-15" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/10-must-read-drought-stories-july-15#comments Irrigation Drought Tue, 14 Jul 2015 17:44:00 +0000 160071 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Will drought&#39;s storm clouds change to rain this winter for California?&nbsp;Forecasters are starting to think so.</p> Is California on tap for wet winter this year? http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/california-tap-wet-winter-year <div class="node-body blog-body">Predictions of El Nino suggest California and Arizona could see drought conditions greatly reduced by next year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/california-tap-wet-winter-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/california-tap-wet-winter-year#comments Irrigation El Nino Farm Press Blog Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:34:00 +0000 159861 at http://westernfarmpress.com Toro upgrades popular drip irrigation software http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/toro-upgrades-popular-drip-irrigation-software <div class="node-body article-body">Toro upgrades its popular drip irrigation software system</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/toro-upgrades-popular-drip-irrigation-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/toro-upgrades-popular-drip-irrigation-software#comments Irrigation Crops Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:44:00 +0000 159811 at http://westernfarmpress.com Part Two: The challenges of California's cultural chasm http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/part-two-challenges-californias-cultural-chasm <div class="node-body blog-body">A chasm of two worlds in California separates coastal elites from the rest of the state</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/part-two-challenges-californias-cultural-chasm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/part-two-challenges-californias-cultural-chasm#comments Irrigation Drought Farm Press Blog Sun, 28 Jun 2015 20:56:00 +0000 159711 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Luxury Bay Area homes like these are just over 100 miles but a world apart away from parts of California suffering the most by a drought that is political in nature.</p> Part One: If words were water we would be wet http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/part-one-if-words-were-water-we-would-be-wet <div class="node-body blog-body">If California could convert all the words written on the Western drought into water; the state would be under water</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/part-one-if-words-were-water-we-would-be-wet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/part-one-if-words-were-water-we-would-be-wet#comments Irrigation Drought Farm Press Blog Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:11:00 +0000 159701 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Instead of bobbing peacefully on a full lake, houseboats sit in dry dock at a popular California reservoir as drought continues to claim lakes and streams.</p>