Today, after steadily increasing the State Water Project (SWP) allocation from 10% in December to 45% in March, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) again increased its water delivery for most recipients to 60% of requests for 2016. The extra allocation is primarily due to March storms that provided substantial precipitation to Northern California, filling key northern reservoirs, including Shasta, Oroville and Folsom.

Jeff Janas

In case you missed it, on Monday, Western Growers launched a digital media campaign aimed at intensifying awareness among urban Californians about the water being lost to the sea this winter and the need for federal and state leaders to exert pressure on water system operators to capture and store those El Niño waters before they are lost.

With El Niño’s continuing to bless the state with rain and snow, the fish agencies in charge of regulating the Delta pumps must be challenged to immediately begin operating them at the maximum levels allowed under the Endangered Species Act.

Jeff Janas

Western Growers has launched a digital media campaign aimed at intensifying awareness among urban Californians about the water being lost to the sea this winter and the need for federal and state leaders to exert pressure on water system operators to capture and store those El Niño waters before they are lost.

With another blast of El Niño’s rains coming in over the past weekend, the fish agencies in charge of regulating the Delta pumps must be challenged to immediately begin operating them at the maximum levels allowed under the Endangered Species Act.

Cory Lunde

Today, the Coalition for a Sustainable Delta released data indicating that 125,000 acre-feet of water has been flushed out to the ocean this week alone as a result of environmental regulations restricting operation of the Delta pumps. And for the month of January?  The total amount of water lost so far is 208,000 acre feet and counting. This amount of water translates to nearly 70,000 acres of fallowed farmland and more than 1,600 lost jobs.

Cory Lunde

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