Water

Whiskey’s for Drinking and Water Info’s for Fighting

If you thought California’s water wars were bitter, just wait until you see our water data wars. Digital tools have expanded the ability of governments, companies and nonprofits to measure the uses of California water, and thus build more water-efficient pr...

More Rain Amid Climate Change? It Could Happen

UC Riverside Climatologist Challenges Conventional Thinking Many people in the Valley are worried about the prospect of climate change resulting in more frequent, more intense and longer droughts in California...

From Washington: Denham on Water, Immigration

Continuing GV Wire’s coverage in Washington, D.C., we speak with Valley Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock/Modesto). We touch on what comes next for H.R. 23, the GROW Act by fellow Valley congressman (and office neighbor on the seventh floor of the Longworth B...

From Washington: McCarthy on Water Bill

GV Wire spoke with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) at the U.S. Capitol about his thoughts on H.R. 23. The water bill, carried by Hanford Republican David Valadao, now heads to the U.S. Sena...

From Washington: The Next Battle For Water

Any Valley resident or farmer will tell you, where the water flows, food grows. It was July 12 that the latest Congressional effort to provide water for Central Valley farmers passed the House of Representat...

GV Wire in Washington: Valadao on Water

Congressman David Valadao authored H.R. 23, the “GROW” Act (Gaining Responsibility on Water Act of 2017), which passed the House of Representatives on July 12 by a 230-190 margin. It now heads to the Senate where it meets an uncertain fate. GV Wire visited ...

Valley PBS Presents Tapped Out

"Tapped Out," initially airing on Valley PBS (KVPT-18.1), tells the story of water from the perspective of the farmer. The four-part series, by filmmaker Jeff Aiello, explores all aspects of Valley water: wh...

Friant Dam 101

After experience more rain here in Fresno and in California than we’ve seen in recent years, how will that affect water storage? GV Wire went up to Friant Dam, just north of Fresno to find out. Melting snow and rain help fill Millerton Lake, formed by the b...