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U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Short-Changes California Again

Aubrey Bettencourt, Executive Director of the California Water Alliance (CalWA) announced today her organization’s disappointment following announcement of initial water allocations for farms in the Central Valley: “After a two-month delay and with a snowpack [...]

Trump Should Stop Reclamation from Stealing Farmers’ Water

By Erik Hansen | The Fresno Bee Valley farmers like Joe Del Bosque, whose situation was spotlighted recently in the Los Angeles Times, was begging for and buying water during last year’s drought at $1,000 [...]

Governor Brown’s never-ending drought emergency

Aubrey Bettencourt | Farm Press It is also time that Governor Brown’s appointed agencies stop playing games and begin the construction of new storage as Californians passed a water bond in 2014. Question: When is [...]

Oroville shows officials have focused on false choices over California’s water system

By Aubrey Bettencourt | The Sacramento Bee After six years of drought and a few months of flooding, California’s decades-long political commitment to ideology of being either for the environment or against progress has endangered [...]