Photo of groundwater pumping into a holding tank

Groundwater Might Be Newest Cash Crop for Valley Farmers

San Joaquin Valley farmers may soon have another crop to sell along with almonds, tomatoes, and peppers — the groundwater beneath their land. Proposed groundwater markets have popped up in just about every groundwater sustainability plan (GSP) filed with th...

Farms, the Environment, and the Future of Water

In the middle of July, I was surprised to find myself trudging through a couple feet of snow while hiking south of Lake Tahoe. It was a striking contrast to the long walks I took on the dry lakebed of Folsom Reservoir near my home during the historic drought j...

Feinstein Visits Local Farm: Talks Water, Comey, and Trump

With Congress on recess, many legislators are now back in their home districts. California Senator Dianne Feinstein took some of her time away from D.C. to visit the Fresno area today. The first public stop on her tour of Fresno County took place just after...