Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Drought-busted

Water allocations rise to 100% for westside farmers

With San Luis Reservoir being 99 percent full and ample snow in the Sierra CVP contractors will receive a full allocation for the first time since 2006. EZRA DAVID ROMERO / KVPR Fresno

KVPR Fresno

Fresno Bee & Sacramento Bee

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will boost water allocations for farmers south of the Delta to 100 percent for the first time since 2006. The announcement Tuesday comes only weeks after the bureau told disappointed growers that they would receive just 65 percent of the contract supply from the Central Valley Project. Farm groups said they were pleased, but noted the announcement came too late for some growers.

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MWD antes up for share of Valley's Sites Reservoir

Sacramento Bee

The water agency that supplies drinking water to Los Angeles agreed Tuesday to contribute $1.5 million toward the planning of Sites Reservoir in the Sacramento Valley, giving the agency a toehold in a potentially valuable storage project. Sites, to be built on the Glenn-Colusa county line, would store up to 1.8 million acre-feet.

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Implementing SGMA — How are we getting there?

Maven's Notebook

The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act established a new structure for managing California's groundwater. By June 30, locally controlled groundwater sustainability agencies must be established in basins that are designated high or medium priority. At the California Irrigation Institute's conference, irrigation district reps discussed how their regions are working toward forming GSAs.

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