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San Joaquin Valley
Commentary: How Better Data Can Help California Avoid a Drinking Water Crisis June 14 2021 As California’s drought enters its second year, new reporting systems can help Central Valley communities take action before the taps run dry.
Video: Is California Ready for Drought? May 10 2021 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.
Anticipating and Addressing the Impacts of the Drought May 4 2021 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?
California’s Latest Drought in 4 Charts May 3 2021 California is in drought again. Knowing what’s different and what’s similar compared to the past major drought can help us better prepare the most vulnerable sectors.
Can Dryland Farming Help California Agriculture Adapt to Future Water Scarcity? April 19 2021 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.