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photo - Farmer in a cannabis field How Does Cannabis Cultivation Affect California’s Water? The number of cannabis farms in California has grown dramatically in recent years. How is this affecting the state’s water? Read More
photo - Lake with Very Low Water from Years of Drought in California Video: Is California Ready for Drought? Drought brings greater risks to some sectors and communities. At this virtual event, experts discussed the latest drought, and how to reduce its impacts to vulnerable sectors. Read More
photo - Low Water Level at New Melones Lake, California Anticipating and Addressing the Impacts of the Drought With the latest drought off to a strong start, what lessons can we learn from the last major dry period—and what actions can we take to manage it? Read More
photo - Wheat Can Dryland Farming Help California Agriculture Adapt to Future Water Scarcity? Future restrictions on groundwater pumping to meet sustainability requirements could result in large areas of farmland coming out of production in the San Joaquin Valley. We talked to agroecologist Caity Peterson about the potential for dryland farming to reduce the need to fallow land. Read More
photo - Wildflowers at Wind Wolves Preserve in Bakersfield, California Creating a Place for Nature in the San Joaquin Valley The quest for groundwater sustainability will result in large amounts of irrigated farmland being retired in the San Joaquin Valley. We talked to Scott Butterfield of The Nature Conservancy about how some of these lands could be restored to natural areas that bring multiple benefits. Read More
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