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Trump's California Water Order Rushes Science and Cuts Out Public, Emails Show

Published: 
Sat, 03/09/2019 - 3:43pm

The Trump Administration has ordered federal biologists to speed up critical decisions about whether to send more water from Northern California to farmers in the Central Valley, a move that critics say threatens the integrity of the science and cuts the public out of the process.

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California should stop thinking about more dams. The state is brimming with them

Published: 
Tue, 03/05/2019 - 5:48pm

Think California should build a lot more dams to catch these deluges? Forget it.

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January storms fill up state’s water reserves

Published: 
Sat, 01/26/2019 - 1:23pm

Storms swept through California in recent weeks, drenching striking teachers and blocking roads with debris flows in recent burn areas, but they weren’t all bad: The state’s reservoirs are healthy and full, a good sign for the water supply.

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State board again delays vote on contentious river plan

Published: 
Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:09pm

Under pressure from Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration, state regulators once again postponed a vote on a contentious plan to force San Francisco and several big San Joaquin Valley irrigation districts to give up some of their water supplies for environmental protection.

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Water bond would spread money across the state — but pour it on the Central Valley

Published: 
Tue, 10/23/2018 - 5:45pm

Excessive groundwater pumping by San Joaquin Valley farmers has caused a stretch of the Friant-Kern Canal to sink so much that it has interfered with irrigation deliveries to more than 300,000 acres of cropland.