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Sep 02, 2014
The New Groundwater Regs
We don't see anything yet that tells us farmers can't pump water from under their own land to water their own crops. ... more

Aug 29, 2014
Turn On The Pumps To Save The Smelt!
The pumps "created the perfect spawning grounds for Delta Smelt." When they turned off the pumps, they turned off the hatchery. ... more

Aug 27, 2014
Water: Paying, But Not Getting
Never mind that Santa Barbara had already paid its $60 million for its 2014 annual share. ... more
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Sep 02, 2014
Bullet-train foes seek state Supreme Court review

Sep 02, 2014
Q&A: Does Sacramento face a future of water shortages?

Sep 02, 2014
Drought forces big changes among California growers

Sep 02, 2014
More Trees Means Less Water for Mountain Rivers

Sep 02, 2014
All Species Are Threatened

Sep 01, 2014
Commentary: Time to put a hold on all new ag wells

Sep 01, 2014
The Salmon Cannon: Easier Than Shooting Fish Out Of A Barrel

Sep 01, 2014
New groundwater rules are the biggest change to water law in our lifetime

Sep 01, 2014
Drought Myth-Busting: Why El Niņo Is Never A Good Bet

Sep 01, 2014
California drought: Why doesn't California build big dams any more?

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Sep 02, 2014
Growing Almonds
A recent study stated that almond trees grown in the San Joaquin Valley require water that would supply 75% of the population of California ... more

Sep 01, 2014
Navigable Waterways
The interstate transportation nature of navigable waterways is the whole basis of EPA authority. ... more

Aug 31, 2014
Groundwater Regulation
4-5 years back the state greatly reduced the pumping to the farmers to save the Delta Smelt, but it hasn't changed the outcome for the smelt. ... more
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