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Proposed Rules Mean Fresnans Can Water More, Be Fined Less

Update, 4/11/2019: Fresno city council approved, 6-0, changes in the city's water monitoring program. Additionally, water users can water until 10 a.m. (no watering is allowed on any day between 10 a.m.-6 p.m.). Also, fines won't start until May 2020, giving o...
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Can the Valley Balance People, Water, Ag, and Environment?

The San Joaquin Valley can overcome big challenges facing agriculture, the environment, and rural public health if major stakeholders embrace creative solutions to relieve stress on its water system. However, forging agreement on these solutions won't be ea...
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Is Denham Next in Line for Interior Secretary?

Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) is under consideration to be the next U.S. Secretary of the Interior, after the announcement that current jobholder Ryan Zinke is leaving at the end of the year. Denham, w...
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Southwestern US States Close to Sealing Drought Deal

LAS VEGAS — Water managers from seven Southwestern states that depend on the Colorado River for drinking and irrigation water are getting closer to finalizing an unprecedented drought contingency plan they may have to enact in 2020, officials said Thursday. ...