Under Ag Order 4.0, Preservation Inc. (PI) continues monitoring water quality of Central Coast agricultural-dominated waterways. In these upcoming meetings, PI will review past and current sampling results from the Cooperative Monitoring Program (CMP) in the Salinas and Santa Maria Valleys. The Coalition for Urban Rural Environmental Stewarship (CURES) will report on its best management practices development and outreach program targeting offsite movement of pyrethroid and neonicotinoid insecticides. 

Sonia Salas

The Bureau of Reclamation and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are making federal funding available to improve efficiency of agricultural water use in California.

Up to $1.5 million will be awarded by Reclamation in fiscal year 2022 via grants or cooperative agreements to entities with water or power delivery authority, including water districts and irrigation districts, with the goal of improving water use efficiency in delivery to the agricultural sector.

Gail Delihant

The Central Arizona Project (CAP) held its annual Water Users Meeting on Wednesday, August 25. This is the first public meeting since the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation published its August 2021 24-Month Study on Monday, effectively declaring a shortage on the Colorado River for the Lower Colorado River Basin.  The much-anticipated August study predicts that the elevation of Lake Mead will continue to be below 1,075 feet – the elevation that triggers a Tier 1 shortage – for the foreseeable future.

Robert Medler

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