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Mar 25, 2015
Why Do Enviros Love Forest Trees, But Hate Almond Trees?
A lot of those trees are bigger and suck up a lot more water than almond trees, not to mention the undergrowth. ... more

Mar 23, 2015
At Least 1 Democrat 'Gets It'!
“It is ludicrous to demand we develop policies for sustainable groundwater and at the same time take away the single most important recharge element – irrigation water." ... more

Mar 19, 2015
The Calculated Attack on Almonds
"Why should I conserve water when they're planting 40,000 acres of almonds in the desert?" ... more
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California Water News

Mar 30, 2015
Public meetings on Prop 1 spending to begin this week

Mar 29, 2015
Long Beach cracks down, hits a McDonald's with water-wasting fine

Mar 29, 2015
Editorial: California’s leaders need to step up to fight drought

Mar 29, 2015
Irrigation districts: State could derail delicate Stanislaus water deal

Mar 29, 2015
Keeping Tiny Delta Smelt Alive in Captivity Is No Small Feat

Mar 29, 2015
Billion-dollar water bills signed by governor more about flood than drought

Mar 29, 2015
Close look at smallest Sierra snowpack on record

Mar 29, 2015
Exaggerations make CA drought seem worse than it is

Mar 28, 2015
So, why are those Stanislaus County canals filled with water?

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Mar 29, 2015
Cracking Down a Joke!
This is calling everyone's attention to a single egregious offender and then slapping his wrist with a feather. ... more

Mar 28, 2015
Logs already available
Once again a Democrat legislator, this time Fran Pavley, and The Bee’s Editorial Board have bought into a special interest group hoax. ... more

Mar 24, 2015
Soviet Style Farm Policies
Artificial influence on the market through government controlled farming will ultimately harm the very people these writers suggest need protecting. ... more

Mar 20, 2015
Don't Blame the Almond Farmer
The largest supply of water on our planet is around it. ... more

Mar 18, 2015
Don't Hold Your Breath
TodayrnThe water lost to those regulatory actions under the scientificallyrnunproven guise of benefitting fish amounts to about 5,000,000 acre-feet per year ... more

Mar 18, 2015
Don't Blame Ag
From 2/1/14 until today, more than 10,000,000 acft of water has flowed into the Delta - of that, 7,000,000 acft has flowed out to the ocean ... more

Feb 25, 2015
No Strategy for Water
Just a series or knee jerk reactions which triggerrnuseless arguments instead of getting anything done. ... more

Feb 25, 2015
NRDC Response
The enormous state and federal water pumps are a central focus of thernDelta's health for the simple and indisputable reason that they have an outsize influence ... more

Feb 25, 2015
Misleading Information
DWR’s published figures show urban use accounting for 8.9%,rnagricultural use at 40.9% and environmental use at 50.2%. ... more
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