Monday, September 12, 2011

News articles and links from Sept. 12, 2011

Water supply

California's fruit-and-veg behemoth: Too productive for our own good


By Tom Philpott

From Mother Jones - Friday, Sept. 9, 2011

Coalition response...Weather, soils and a reliable supply of water have been part of the success story of the food produced by California farmers for Americans and others across the globe. The reliability of that water supply has been challenged in past years due to environmental and governmental regulations. Farmers are responding to this challenge but to characterize their water supply as "highly subsidized" is a false portrayal. Farmers pay for each gallon of water they receive for their crops. The only "subsidized" portion is the water delivered from the federal Central Valley Project. Congress decided at the time of construction that the interest charges on the construction of the facilities did not have to be repaid by farm water users. It was an investment in the food security of our nation, which has proven to be a wise investment.


TID has $975K plan to prevent tunnel roof calamity


From Modesto Bee - Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011

Why water agencies are suing to protect local water supply


From San Bernardino Sun - Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011

BDCP public meeting scheduled for Sept. 27, 2011


From Aquafornia - Monday, Sept. 12, 2011

The future of water storage in California


From California Water Commission


Valley brings much to the table


By Michael Fitzgerald

From The Record - Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011

No decision yet on recent X2 filings


By Brandon Middleton

From Pacific Legal Foundation - Friday, Sept. 9, 2011

Delta planning -- how will the Delta Stewardship Council's planning process shake out for the Northstate?


From Aquafornia - Monday, Sept. 12, 2011

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