California's Tribal Summit will be held April 11-13 in Sacramento, with the goal of gathering Tribal input for this year's state water plan.
Water board to pay $3000 an acre-foot for groundwater retirement
To save its aquifer, the Rio Grande Water Conservation District plans to pay farmers in the San Luis Valley $3,000 an AF to retire their groundwater wells.
The U.S. Drought Monitor shows that drought conditions in the southwest are easing, thanks to above-average precipitation.
Appeals court finds high discretion duty for CA State Water Board
An appeals court found that the State Water Board’s duty under state law to prevent waste and unreasonable use of water is “highly discretionary."
Paying farmers to allow their fields to go fallow for the sake of conserving water is not an attractive option when farmers lose money in the deal.
Snow accumulation this winter is uplifting the water supply outlook for the southwestern states, but more than one wet season is needed.