A photo of swollen Coyote Creek in Cypress, California

Southern California Wastes So Much Rain It Should Be a Crime

The Sierra snowpack is thick and brimming with water content. Rain is drenching California. An estimated 18 trillion gallons of water has fallen on the state in February alone. Too bad that most of the precipitation that falls in the state's urban areas is ...
Aerial photo of canals that are part of the Central Valley Project

Water Effort Unites Brown, McCarthy, and Feinstein

The Sacramento Bee reports that two leading Democrats, Gov. Jerry Brown and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, are joining forces with Kevin McCarthy, the most powerful Republican in the House of Representatives, to bring ...
Photo of two canoes on the San Joaquin River near Fresno

My Turn: A Chance to Finally Solve the Delta Quandary

It is imperative to improve the health of the greater Delta watershed, a major source of water for cities and farms across the state. And various stakeholders have a chance to achieve that goal in the coming weeks while protecting important economic interests....

Come 2050, Californians Will Wish They Had More Dams

A new University of California report forecasts kick-to-the-gut climate-change realities for California farmers, especially those who grow permanent crops in the Central Valley. In a nutshell, the report anticipates big trouble ahead for crops such as almon...
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