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photo - California Vegetable Farm Using Irrigation Video: Water Use in California With the possibility of another drought looming, knowing how water is allocated can make it easier to understand the difficult tradeoffs needed in times of scarcity. Read More
photo - Agriculture Field in Brawley, California - Pixel CA DWR Finding a Balance between Supply and Demand to Get to Groundwater Sustainability The San Joaquin Valley is facing difficult tradeoffs in getting to sustainable groundwater management. We talked with Emmy Cattani, a fifth-generation farmer from Kern County, about how to minimize economic harm resulting from efforts to reduce groundwater use. Read More
photo - Lake Clementine Dam, on the North Fork American River, California Operating Dams to Better Manage Big Storms Can Build Resiliency to Climate Extremes California’s reservoirs are operated using outdated assumptions about climate. Advances in weather forecasting can improve how they manage big storms. We talked to Martin Ralph of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography about this approach. Read More
photo - California Aqueduct in Kern County, California Pixel CA DWR Video: Building Resilience for Cities and Farms with Water Partnerships Moving from competition to cooperation can help solve water problems facing farms in the San Joaquin Valley and cities in Southern California. A panel of experts discussed how water partnerships can help address both regions’ needs. Read More
photo - San Luis Canal California Aqueduct in Merced County, California Pixel Ca Dwr Commentary: Water Markets Can Reduce the Costs of Drought California’s warming climate is making droughts more intense, complicating water management. A new water futures market provides a tool to insure against price shocks arising from drought-fueled shortages. Read More
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