Water

Photo of California farmers rallying to protest water plan

An Attempt to Steal Valley Water in the Dark of Night

With a global pandemic, a catastrophic economic recession, and record-high unemployment numbers, one would think the state has enough issues to tackle. But proponents of a state water grab that I have been fighting since the day I was sworn into office in 2012...
Photo of an egret flying away with dinner at the Hills Ferry Barrier on the San Joaquin River near the confluence with the Merced River in 2018.

Westlands Again Is Eyeing San Joaquin River Water

Westlands Water District sent shockwaves through the Central Valley water world recently after it alerted several districts that it intends to apply for rights to flood flows on the San Joaquin River. A previous attempt by Westlands to get rights to San Joa...
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