Wednesday, June 22, 2011

News articles and links from June 22, 2011

Water supply

Greed drives water grab


From Fresno Bee – Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Coalition response...This letter writer’s viewpoint is very narrow and fails to realize the true benefits that Westside farms provide to our entire state. The Westside is one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world and its food and fiber commodities are in high demand here in the United States and across the globe. The writer also succumbs to the mistake of claiming that agricultural revenue did not suffer by his use of statewide agricultural production values as opposed to the regional impacts on the Westside due to water supply cuts. He makes the same mistake with reference to unemployment of farm workers. The loss of jobs to these employees was very real, as water supplies were cut recently to levels as low as 10 percent. While construction job losses were significant, they are unrelated to on-farm job losses that numbered in the thousands, according to economic studies in 2010 by UC Davis and the University of the Pacific.


Regulations will set standards for measuring water


From CFBF/Ag Alert – Wednesday, June 22, 2011

IID updates on Salton Sea, QSA


From IV Press – Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Colorado’s Endless Winter


By Tom Philp

From SF Chronicle – Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Impacts of Isolated Conveyance on Delta Agriculture: Update


By Jeff Michael

From Valley Economy – Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Environmentalist groups’ suit attacks Army Corps of Engineers directive aimed at levee safety, flood fighting


From Contra Costa Times – Tuesday, June 21, 2011


‘Phenomenal’ start to Russian River salmon restoration project


From Santa Rosa Press Democrat – Tuesday, June 21, 2011

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