Is there a process in place to quickly enact temporary solutions and bypass legal threats, or will lawyers become so entwined in legal mumbo jumbo where real drought solutions sift through the fingers?...More
Agriculture reacted positively to California Governor Edmund Brown’s Drought State of Emergency announcement Jan. 17 amid water shortfalls in the driest year in recorded state history.
California’s chief executive directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for extreme drought conditions....More
Arizona has weathered water challenges for the last 50 years but the next century will likely include more demand for water than the available supply. State water leaders are working to minimize the impact through expanded water conservation and other measures.
Just as the State of California was readying growers for what they pretty much expected – announcement of a 5 percent water allocation for State Water Project users – the heavenly faucets began to open and it started to rain and snow on the Golden State.
Don’t get your hopes up just yet though. It’s early… very early and Mother Nature is a fickle one....More
The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has announced Nov. 20 an initial allocation of five percent of requested deliveries to State Water Project (SWP) contractors in calendar year 2014.
Mike Wade, executive director, California Farm Water Coalition, issued the following response....More