Fish Screens Are Part of The Answer to Saving Sacramento River Salmon

Out of social confrontation over water and fish in California…

California Groundwater Law Tests State’s Capacity to Oversee A Vital Resource

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A year after passage, California begins building a new regulatory…

One Way to Ease California Drought: Recycle Wastewater For Irrigation

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Del Puerto Water District to buy a third of its water supply from Modesto and Turlock treatment plants.

California Farms Use How Much Water? Nobody Really Knows

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No comprehensive data exist on agricultural water consumption.

U.S. EPA Avoids Stricter Water Pollution Standards for Gulf of Mexico

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Court decision makes it easier for EPA to leave nutrient pollution…

Des Moines Initiates Clean Water Act Lawsuit to Stem Farm Pollution

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Iowa’s largest city will sue three upstream counties to reduce nitrate contamination.
A South American drought keeps global grain reserves tight, but it could mean good things for North American corn producers.

World Food Supplies Recover From Drought and Reach 15-Year High

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Water scarcity and extreme weather are two reasons that food prices will stay high, however.

Hawaii River Restorations Reflect National Desire to Protect Water for Public Benefit

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Using public trust doctrine, communities restore streams diverted…

World Stands By As Algae and Dead Zones Ruin Water

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Expensive research and cleanup efforts make little headway. Photo…

Ogallala Groundwater Study Will Set Stage for Colorado Water Conservation Debate

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Farmers want to know the economic and social ramifications of…

U.S. Irrigation Pushed Eastward By Drought and Financial Risks

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Irrigated agriculture’s march into Midwest and South could increase competition for water.

Drought to Cost California Agriculture $2.2 Billion and 17,000 Jobs, But Groundwater Is a Lifeline

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Record reductions in river flows will be offset by pumping more water from aquifers.