Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recent decision to lift the regional stay-at-home order that kept many Californians home and businesses shuttered was a welcome relief. However, more needs to be done for small businesses, many of which are hanging on by a thread. See Complete Article

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The City and County of San Francisco and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission are planning a five-year $140 million project beginning next year to repair, rehabilitate and upgrade the 19-mile-long Mountain Tunnel, a key component of the Hetch Hetchy Water System that takes water from Tuolumne County and sends it to San Francisco See…

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The winds of change certainly have blown strong from Washington, and they are at gale force in the farming industry. President Biden eliminated the Covid relief funding which benefited some growers. But the big news is, he wants to use that money to get growers to idle 50 million acres and plant cover crops. He…

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A national coalition of more than 200 agricultural organizations and urban and rural water districts urged President-elect Joe Biden and congressional leadership this week to address aging Western water infrastructure in any potential infrastructure or economic recovery package. Read Full Article  

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Metropolitan’s board voted unanimously last week to fund its share of the environmental planning and pre-construction costs for the Delta Conveyance Project. The state initiative would increase the long-term reliability of the State Water Project and make it more resilient to climate extremes, sea level rise and earthquakes. Read the press release.

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Benjamin Franklin once commented that, “when the well is dry, they know the worth of water.” But Californians have long contradicted our founding father’s wise words; we always recognize the importance of water and have fought over it for decades. Occasionally these water wars become enflamed as a result of drought, but just as often…

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For Release: April 21, 2020 Friant Dam (Reclamation photo by John Bohrman) Friant Dam (Reclamation photo by John Bohrman)SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today, the Bureau of Reclamation updated the water supply allocation for Friant Division Central Valley Project contracts for the 2020 contract year. The Friant Division provides water for 15,000 family farms and several cities…

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The original article can be found at http://sjvsun.com/ag/newsom-preps-lawsuit-over-federal-water-boost-proposes-changes-to-state-water-project/?utm_source=Sunrise+A.M.&utm_campaign=6b86dc3a3f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_03_15_07_27_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_44bc765148-6b86dc3a3f-281391177 In a move to counter a recent update to Federal water policy that will send more water to the San Joaquin Valley, Gov. Gavin Newsom and state water and environmental officials announced plans to sue the Federal government over the update while seeking tighten water exports via…

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August 30th 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Terra Brusseau 559-281-9088 cell [email protected] SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA – Earlier today, California Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) by Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) advanced from the California Assembly Appropriations committee. SB 1 will now be considered on the California Assembly floor before the Legislature adjourns on September 13th.…

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