Starting on September 30, 2016, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will begin groundwater and geologic testing using a low-flying helicopter to collect and record geophysical measurements for scientific research purposes. The work will occur near the towns of Lost Hills, Buttonwillow and Cawelo in the southern San Joaquin Valley. The testing is being done in cooperation with the California State Water Resources Control Board and will last one to two weeks. USGS issued an advisory in accordance with FAA regulations and to serve the public interest.

Jeff Janas

An astute op-ed on the California water supply crisis authored by WG member Cannon Michael, president of Bowles Farming (Los Banos), was published today in the congressional newspaper, The Hill. Michael took the federal government to task for its inability to manage water resources in the state saying that despite visits by President Obama, several members of his administration, and congressional leaders, absolutely nothing has been done to address the needs of farmers and communities who work and live in the world’s most productive agriculture region.

Jeff Janas

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