San Joaquin Valley
Video: Preparing California’s Water System for Climate Extremes Lori Pottinger November 7 2019 Climate change brings multiple pressures to the state’s water management. Panels of experts discussed ways to prepare for greater climate volatility.
How the USDA Helps California Farmers Steward Water and Land Jelena Jezdimirovic October 2 2019 USDA runs a large portfolio of programs to promote conservation of soils, water, and wildlife habitat on farms. California could make more use of them.
Got Surface Water? Groundwater-Only Lands in the San Joaquin Valley Jelena Jezdimirovic, Ellen Hanak, Alvar Escriva-Bou July 8 2019 Twenty percent of the San Joaquin Valley’s irrigated farmland doesn’t have access to surface water. This creates complications for sustainable groundwater management planning.
Fostering Sustainability in the San Joaquin Valley Lori Pottinger June 4 2019 We talked to Ashley Boren of Sustainable Conservation about two key groundwater challenges affecting California’s biggest farming region.
California’s Dairy Industry Faces Water Quality Challenges Lori Pottinger May 20 2019 Contaminated groundwater is an ongoing problem in the San Joaquin Valley. Solutions to nitrate pollution are especially difficult and expensive for the state’s dairies.