Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016

Call for action

During forum, Rep. Nunes urges Central Valley farmers to support new dams, water storage projects for state

Water forum, hosted by Congressman Devin Nunes (R-Tulare), drew big crowds and lots of criticism toward conservationists. ERIC WOOMER / Visalia Times-Delta

Visalia Times-Delta

Fresno Bee

At a water forum he organized, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Visalia, on Wednesday urged a packed room of farmers to support putting initiatives onto the ballot to build more dams and water storage projects in the state. "If we built these five (projects), we'd never have a water shortage in this state," Nunes said.

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Author debunks the West's biggest water myths

Water Deeply

In his new book, "Water Is for Fighting Over, and Other Myths About Water in the West," author John Fleck shares stories about how collaboration instead of conflict is driving water decisions in the Colorado River basin.

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Scientists collaborate on border aquifer research

Circle of Blue

Not only are they geographic features, the rivers that mark the U.S.-Mexico border are cultural icons. But, understudied and neglected, these "transboundary aquifers" are a glaring omission for two countries that have jointly managed rivers for decades. It is not a lost cause, though. A turning point may be at hand.

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