Water

Water Rights Changes Coming? Dan Walters Stirs the Pot

In his Feb.  25 CALmatters column, Dan Walters discusses the upcoming battle over rights in California’s “water war.” Walters explains that tensions over California’s complicated water rights system appeared to be coming to a head during the recent drought,...

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. Indeed, the recent drought cost the Californi...

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 offic...

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 Representatives. H.R. 23, or the GROW Act, passed 230-190 on ...

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 whe...

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: where it comes from, the battles of who gets to use ...
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