A bill in Congress aims to expedite the completion of the proposed Sites Reservoir in Northern California, which has been identified for possible funding under the $7.5 billion state water bond passed by voters in November.
To the north, the Sierra Nevada received a welcome dose of snow Friday and Saturday, with some areas
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has made its initial allocation of Central Valley Project water for 2
The snow level in the moountains will be around 3,000 feet, forecasters say.
Last year farmers in the district left thousands of acres unplanted or irrigated by pumping scarce ground water.
Half of Californians also said that in dry years, the state should help farmers by easing environmental regulations that protect fish in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, but the survey found 46 percent disagreeing.
The rain is letting up, but more showers are expected for Monday afternoon.
Idaho groundwater users have decided to appeal a recent ruling by Idaho Department of Water Resources Director Gary Spackman denying them a water right to mitigate for damages their operations have caused to the Rangen, Inc., trout farm in Hagerman.
In western Colorado the snowpack is at 90 percent of the long-term average.
The dairies also are talking about settling a federal court case in which environmental groups accuse them of fouling groundwater.
Northern California could be in for a wet march after a series of strong mid-February storms punctuated an otherwise dry start to 2015.
The group wants the agency to make sure Oregon has limits on four chemicals: copper, cadmium, aluminum and ammonia.
One bill expands the power of the state’s water authority to govern and manage groundwater shortages in areas suffering from severe drought.