Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Call for action

Valley counties push for Temperance Flat dam funds

The drought has accelerated the call to build the massive dam on the San Joaquin River, above Friant Dam. KFSN Fresno

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KFSN Fresno

The drought has accelerated the call to build a massive dam on the San Joaquin River above Friant Dam. It's a priority for Valley farmers and Fresno County supervisors want to form an organization, a joint powers authority, with other counties and agencies to apply for the money to build it.

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'No water here': Ranchers forced to thin herds

KQED San Francisco

Just as farmers in the Central Valley are fallowing thousands of acres because of the drought, cattle ranchers are also cutting production. In fact, herd numbers nationwide are at their lowest since the 1950s, due in part to the Texas and California droughts.

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Training the next generation of water managers

U.S. Department of Agriculture

With drought reaching historic proportions in Western states, America needs people with both knowledge and experience in water management to help ensure that forests and working lands stay ahead of the effects of climate change.

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