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Storing Water for the Environment

By Sarah Null, Jeffrey Mount, Brian Gray, Kristen Dybala ...

Yet there is concern over a declining trend in winter rice flooding due to a combination of drought and changing economic conditions—which make water supplies ...

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Our Experts Weigh In on the Drought

By Ellen Hanak, Jeffrey Mount, Alvar Escriva-Bou, Sarah Bardeen

Jul 19, 2022 ... On the west side, they're not planting rice. Decent rains fell into some reservoirs, but Shasta barely got anything.

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Video: Farming in a State of Extremes

By Sarah Bardeen

Apr 26, 2022 ... In the Sacramento Valley, Van Vleck said rice fields have been used as “a surrogate wetland. We've provided up to 300,000 acres of flooded ...


Farming in a State of Extremes

Currently, she serves on the California Rice Industry Association Board; the California Rice Commission Board of Directors, where she is chair of the Rice ...

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Policy Brief: Drought and California’s Agriculture

By Alvar Escriva-Bou, Josué Medellín-Azuara, Ellen Hanak, John Abatzoglou

Apr 26, 2022 ... Highlights · California's agricultural sector is the nation's largest, but water is a concern · A fast-paced drought—fueled by climate change—is ...


Dual Enrollment in California

By Olga Rodriguez, Niu Gao

Dual enrollment provides opportunities for high school students to take college courses and earn college credit. The pandemic has fueled a nationwide surge ...