COVID-19: Not a Threat to California’s Water Supply Lori Pottinger March 25 2020 California’s water supply remains safe for drinking during the pandemic. Protecting the workers who keep it clean is a top priority.
A Reality Check on Groundwater Overdraft in the San Joaquin Valley Jelena Jezdimirovic, Ellen Hanak, Alvar Escriva-Bou March 11 2020 A look at new plans for managing groundwater sustainably in the San Joaquin Valley—California’s largest farming region.
Why the Big Drop in California’s Colorado River Water Use? Lori Pottinger March 2 2020 California's use of Colorado River water is at its lowest level in decades. We talked to John Fleck of University of New Mexico about this trend.
California Agriculture in 2050: Still Feeding People, Maybe Fewer Acres and Cows Lori Pottinger February 18 2020 Water supply, regulations, tariffs, climate change, and other challenges affect agriculture. We talked to Dan Sumner of the UC Davis Agricultural Issues Center about the future of California agriculture.
Commentary: Newsom’s Water Framework Is Imperfect but Necessary. The Alternative Is Further Deterioration of the Delta Ellen Hanak, Jeffrey Mount February 10 2020 The PPIC Water Policy Center assesses the proposed Newsom framework for managing the Delta and its watershed.