Thursday, March 22, 2012

News articles and links from March 22, 2012

Water supply

California water wars spotlight: San Joaquin Valley


By Bob Morris

From Independent Voter Network - Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Coalition response...It can never be over-emphasized that the water California farmers use goes toward the production of food and fiber products consumed by individuals and families in local markets and around the world. San Joaquin Valley farmers are some of the most efficient farmers in the world when it comes to water use. The threat to this productive and efficient use of water are federal regulations that have taken almost 4 million-acre-feet per year since 1990 away from farmers and redirected it to environmental purposes. Farmers do not argue that an adequate flow of water needs to move through the Delta to protect its ecosystem; but when water beyond that amount is allowed to flow to the ocean instead of farms and businesses, well, that is a waste. Not only is the production of a safe and healthy food supply endangered, but also jobs that impact our state's economy. 

The contribution by farmers to our state's economy goes far beyond their fields. Truck drivers, grocery clerks, waitresses and others rely on a dependable supply of products from our farms. Learn more about the value of farm water by going to


Lawyer: IID not wasting water; state ruling, Decison 1600, should be reversed


From Imperial Valley Press - Thursday, March 22, 2012

Winter storms drench West Side over weekend


From Patterson Irrigator - Thursday, March 22, 2012

Dry winter means tough times along the Klamath


From Modesto Bee - Wednesday, March 21, 2012

From SF Chronicle - Wednesday, March 21, 2012

From SJ Mercury News - Wednesday, March 21, 2012.

State, local agencies taking cautious stance on water supply outlook


From ACWA - Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Marin County declares drought emergency


From Marin Independent Journal - Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Deciding the future of the American West


By James M. Oliver

From Washington Times - Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Industry engaged in reducing nitrates


By Richard Cornett

From Salinas Californian - Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Logue wary of water plan


From Marysville Appeal-Democrat - Wednesday, March 21, 2012

FEMA settles citizen suit; agrees to consult on floodplain program's impacts on listed fish in the Delta


By Robert Horton

From Endangered Species Law & Policy - Friday, March 9, 2012


Proposed budget must do more to support water projects

Press release

From Rep. Napolitano - Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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