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  • The California Water Model: Resilience through Failure
    by jaylund on August 1, 2021 at 12:29 pm

    by Nicholas Pinter, Jay Lund, Peter Moyle This is a slightly-edited re-posting from May 5, 2019. A review of 170 years of water-related successes in California suggests that most successes can be traced directly to past mistakes.  California’s highly variable … Continue reading →

  • Experimental Habitats for Hatchery Delta Smelt
    by andrewrypel on July 25, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    by Peter Moyle The Delta smelt is either extinct in the wild or close to it; in the past year only a handful have been caught, with great effort. In contrast, the UC Davis Fish Conservation and Culture Laboratory (FCCL) … Continue reading →

  • California’s Missing Forecast Flows in Spring 2021 – Challenges for seasonal flow forecasting
    by jaylund on July 18, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    by John Abatzoglou, Anna Rallings, Leigh Bernacchi, Joshua Viers, Josué Medellín-Azuara California’s 2021 water outlook became grimmer this spring as the state did not get fabulous February or miracle March precipitation. Unsurprisingly, spring streamflow forecasts from snowfed basins in the … Continue reading →

  • California isn’t running out of water; it’s running out of cheap water
    by jaylund on July 11, 2021 at 2:46 pm

    by Wyatt Arnold A California water myth which becomes especially pernicious in droughts is that California is “running out of water” (Hanak et al. 2009). Viewing California’s supply and demand pressures in terms of fixed water requirements perpetuates this myth … Continue reading →

  • California isn’t running out of water; it’s running out of cheap water
    by jaylund on July 11, 2021 at 12:32 pm

    by Wyatt Arnold A California water myth which becomes especially pernicious in droughts is that California is “running out of water” (Hanak et al. 2009). Viewing California’s supply and demand pressures in terms of fixed water requirements perpetuates this myth … Continue reading →

  • Plans for Revising the WOTUS Definition Moving Forward
    by Brian German on August 3, 2021 at 5:24 pm

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army are moving forward with revising the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS). Updating the WOTUS definition ... Read More The post Plans for Revising the WOTUS Definition Moving Forward appeared first on AgNet West.

  • Health Bite: Which Diet is Best?
    by Jim Rogers on August 3, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    A diet isn’t a bad word, and it doesn’t have to be a horrible thing you do for two weeks only to abandon because it’s impractical and unsustainable. Hi, I’m ... Read More The post Health Bite: Which Diet is Best? appeared first on AgNet West.

  • Farm City Newsday Tuesday, 08-03-21
    by Jim Rogers on August 3, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show is filled with stories covering USDA investing in the Klamath River Basin, optimism for ... Read More The post Farm City Newsday Tuesday, 08-03-21 appeared first on AgNet West.

  • Optimism for Getting WHIP+ Extension Through Congress
    by Jim Rogers on August 3, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    There is optimism for getting the $8.5 billion disaster bill to extend the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+) through Congress. Vice President of Washington Operations for the National ... Read More The post Optimism for Getting WHIP+ Extension Through Congress appeared first on AgNet West.

  • Nearly $17 Million Being Made Available Through USDA’s 2501 Program
    by Jim Rogers on August 3, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    Approximately $16.6 million dollars is being made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program, ... Read More The post Nearly $17 Million Being Made Available Through USDA’s 2501 Program appeared first on AgNet West.