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...

U.S. Ag Secretary Perdue On Farm Workforce, Water & NAFTA

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is on a West Coast tour. On Tuesday (Feb. 13), he visited the World Ag Expo in Tulare, answering questions during a Town Hall. He then spoke with GV Wire, for the latest in our "Take 5" series. Among the subjects P...
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Feds Seek to Pump More Delta Water to Valley

Central Valley farms could see increased water deliveries in future years if Trump administration officials have their way. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced plans Friday to "evaluate alternatives tha...

Walters: Gov. Brown’s WaterFix is Circling the Drain

In today’s CALmatters column, Dan Walters writes about Jerry Brown’s difficulties in achieving his goals for California’s critical Delta region. Facing a worsening crisis in which water users south of the Delta call for more water while environmentalists, f...

What We’re Following: Westlands Says No to Delta tunnels

Here is a look at the stories from the Valley, the nation and the world that are catching our eye: No doubt about it, this story is huge. The Sacramento Bee is reporting that Westlands Water District's board of directors has voted against participating in...