In a Los Angeles Times op-ed, Peter Gleick derides efforts by Sen. Feinstein and Rep. Valadao to pass legislation that would alleviate some of the damage done to farms and farmworkers in the San Joaquin Valley who have watched El Niño water flow past their farms and out to sea.   

The crux of Gleick’s argument? “Both bills approach California’s entrenched water problems from the misguided idea that we can squeeze even more water out of an already overtapped system.” In other words, there isn’t enough water to sustain San Joaquin Valley farms.

Jeff Janas

The State Water Resources Control Board (the “Board”) issued a Draft Order revising the Eastern San Joaquin Agricultural Coalition’s General Waste Discharge Requirements (WDR). The WDR is part of the Boards’ Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program to address discharges of waste from irrigated agriculture. These revisions are in response to three petitions the State Water Board received challenging the coalition’s WDR.

Jeff Janas

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