‘We got unlucky.’ Why melting Sierra snow won’t save California from extreme drought

May 8, 2021

California’s drought conditions have gone from bad to worse in scarcely a month. In the weeks following April 1, the traditional end of the rainy […]

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As Surface Water Supplies Dry Up, California Rice Growers Worry About Ripple Effect

May 6, 2021

California’s drought is impacting more than how you water your lawn, but also the way your food is grown on hundreds of thousands of acres […]

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Guest Opinion: Understanding the Tri-Valley’s water supply

April 26, 2021

May is Water Awareness Month. As we face the most significant spring drought since 2013, we want to share key information about the state of […]

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Column: Drought is upon us. California’s Senate leader has a plan to keep it from becoming a crisis

April 5, 2021

California’s big reservoirs are about half empty. We’re heading into another drought. But Sacramento’s vault is overflowing while Washington is pumping in […]

Op-ed: Protecting Santa Clara County’s water future in the face of climate change

March 19, 2021

This year, I have the privilege of serving as chairperson of the Valley Water Board of Directors. Our agency and […]

Barring ‘Miracle,’ Farm Water Will Be in Short Supply

March 3, 2021

“We need a Miracle March,” Kern County almond grower Don Davis says, expressing the concern of many farmers as California […]

Sites Reservoir Receives $13.7 Million in Federal Spending Bill

January 4, 2021

The Sites Reservoir was awarded $13.7 million in the 2021 federal spending bill. The 2021 federal spending bill was signed […]

Sites Reservoir Awarded $13.7 Million in 2021 Federal Budget Bill

December 30, 2020

Sites Reservoir was awarded $13.7 million in the 2021 federal spending bill, authorized through the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the […]

Federal Budget Bill Adds Nearly $14M for Sites Water Project

December 30, 2020

The recently adopted 2021 federal budget legislation includes $13.7 million for the Sites Reservoir project. Appropriated through the Water Infrastructure […]

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