15 Jan Water Down the Drain

We just received this note from Lance Johnson, the former manager of the Madera Irrigation District. He tells us about all the water (468,296 acre feet) going through the Delta and out to sea. To Families Protecting the Valley, Last month knowing what was coming I put...

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28 Dec Controversial sale of Delta islands runs into problems

A view looking north at Bradford Island with Jersey Island in the foreground separated by the San Joaquin River. Manny Crisosotomo The Sacramento Bee A controversial plan that would put Southern California’s most powerful water agency in control of a group of Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta islands...

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18 Dec CALIFORNIA WATER BALLOT INITIATIVE MAY GO TO VOTERS IN NOV. 2016

Aubrey Bettencourt, executive director of the California Water Alliance (CalWA or “Alliance”), described the Alliance’s California water ballot initiative to California Ag Today’s farm news director, Patrick Cavanaugh. If passed by the voters, the measure, which rests in the hands of California Attorney General Kamala...

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09 Dec Drought Fact Sheet – May 2015 (revised 5-26-15)

California Agriculture Drought Fact Sheet Revised May 26, 2015, May 20, 2015 In California, 50 percent of the water is used to protect the environment. About 40 percent goes to farms and the other 10 percent goes to urban areas. California Water Plan Update, 2013 Crop production per acre-foot of water...

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