General Interest

Dec 12, 2018

Colorado River drought plan ‘gaining momentum’ as CAP board signals support

2018-12-12T11:44:54+00:00Dec 12, 2018|

The agency that manages the Central Arizona Project canal signaled its support for the latest outline of a Colorado River drought plan in a vote that could lay the groundwork for a deal aimed at preventing Lake Mead from reaching perilously low levels. Board members of the Central Arizona Water Conservation District passed a motion [...]

Dec 06, 2018

New Report Highlights Untapped Potential for Corporate Water Efficiency in the Southwest

2018-12-05T10:29:21+00:00Dec 06, 2018|

With the Bureau of Reclamation warning that the Colorado River could be in an official shortage as soon as 2020, a new report released today by Business for Water Stewardship offers hope that businesses can cut water use while growing the economy. The report, Corporate Contributions to Water Stewardship in Colorado and Arizona, found that just under half [...]

Dec 04, 2018

Recent storms have many hopeful for deep snowpack in the Sierra this season

2018-12-04T10:05:44+00:00Dec 04, 2018|

A pair of storms in the past week have water officials keeping an eye on the snowpack in the Sierra. While recent storms have produced more rain than snow, they could be building the foundation the mountains need this winter after a long, hot and dry summer. "Snow is really important. The rain will run [...]

Nov 30, 2018

Working with California Tribes on Upper Watershed Restoration

2018-11-30T11:12:35+00:00Nov 30, 2018|

“Fish are very important to me, to my family, my culture.” “It’s surprising how much you rely on traditional foods if you’re in a community like we are. You don’t necessarily realize it until you don’t have it . . . especially salmon.” “If the water quality got better, rivers and creeks would be much [...]

Nov 27, 2018

Update on implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act

2018-11-27T10:07:02+00:00Nov 27, 2018|

DWR updates the Commissioners on the evaluation of alternative plans, basin boundary modifications, and basin prioritization At the November meeting of the California Water Commission, staff from the Sustainable Groundwater Management Program at the Department of Water Resources updated the Commissioners on the various activities of the Department to implement Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). Taryn Ravazzini, the Deputy Director [...]

Nov 19, 2018

Colorado shows support for regional water effort to keep up levels at Lake Powell

2018-11-19T08:51:37+00:00Nov 19, 2018|

GOLDEN — The state of Colorado is now officially on board with a regional water strategy designed to keep enough water in Lake Powell behind Glen Canyon Dam to avoid violating the Colorado River Compact and keep generating hydropower at the dam. At a meeting Thursday in Golden, the directors of the Colorado Water Conservation [...]

Nov 14, 2018

Great Start to the 2019 Water Year

2018-11-14T10:23:46+00:00Nov 14, 2018|

A series of storms in the Colorado high county over the last few weeks dumped several feet of snow in the Upper Colorado River Basin.  It's still early in the water year and it will take consistent snowstorms to make any sort of dent in the drought that is ravaging the Southwest.  But right now, [...]

Nov 08, 2018

Growing Innovation Continues in Las Vegas

2018-11-08T15:32:39+00:00Nov 08, 2018|

SWIIM's Harry Ferdon and Kirk Lyster are in Las Vegas at the Growing Innovations Expo! Harry Ferdon presents our water accounting solutions during Gro Talks There's still time to stop by our booth and learn about SWIIM!

Nov 07, 2018

SWIIM System at Growing Innovations Expo

2018-11-07T10:16:20+00:00Nov 07, 2018|

SWIIM System is in Las Vegas at Growing Innovations Expo on November 7 & 8th!  Visit us at booth 5037 and find out about SWIIM's water accounting program, dubbed the Quickbooks for agricultural water!  SWIIM is helping growers understand their ag water budgets with a comprehensive suite of tools that are like no other. Make [...]

Oct 31, 2018

Steve Patricio Honored for His Significant Contributions to Ag

2018-10-31T13:14:15+00:00Oct 31, 2018|

Western Growers honored Stephen (Steve) Patricio with the 2018 Award of Honor last night. Patricio, whose visionary leadership has advanced the agricultural industry by leaps and bounds, was honored with Western Growers’ Award of Honor. In addition to the Award of Honor, Patricio was also presented a resolution from the California Legislature – a Joint [...]