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How Water Agencies Could Catalyze Headwater Forest Management August 2 2021 Forest managers, community and environmental stakeholders, and policymakers alike have called for an increase in the pace and scale of proactive forest management to prevent extreme wildfires. Could water agencies lead the effort?
Cultivating Optimism as Drought Cripples the Colorado River July 19 2021 Reservoir levels have fallen to historic lows in the Colorado River Basin, as the region grapples with a record-shattering drought. Two experts share insights—and reasons for optimism.
How Does Cannabis Cultivation Affect California’s Water? June 28 2021 The number of cannabis farms in California has grown dramatically in recent years. How is this affecting the state’s water?
Ensuring Safe Drinking Water for California’s Native American Communities June 22 2021 California’s tribes frequently lack access to safe drinking water—and lack the funds to fix aging infrastructure. A new state program may help improve the situation.
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.