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Ag Today Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Billions in water spending not enough, officials say [Palm Springs Desert Sun] California's water infrastructure is in crisis, and even billions of dollars in state funding won't be nearly enough to solve the problem, local and national water leaders said at a conference in Indian Wells on Monday. Former Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) and longtime Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Walters headlined the event, which was hosted by the California Utility Executive Management Association, a nonprofit that supports water utility officials. Surrounded by the lush landscaping of the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa — and the resort's 36-hole golf facility...

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Ag Today Monday, March 30, 2015

Historically small Sierra snowpack, seen up close, another bad sign in California drought [Fresno Bee] …The water frozen in snow throughout the Sierra Nevada is 8% of average — less than a third the size of the smallest on record. On Wednesday when this disappointing wet season ends, the headlines will be the next alarm bell in the state’s damaging, four-year drought….Farmers, cities, industries and government agencies are all interested in the snowpack, which annually provides a third of the state’s water….How different? State climatologist Michael Anderson says the previous record for low snowpack was 25% on April 1, 1977....

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Ag Today Monday, March 30, 2015

Historically small Sierra snowpack, seen up close, another bad sign in California drought [Fresno Bee] …The water frozen in snow throughout the Sierra Nevada is 8% of average — less than a third the size of the smallest on record. On Wednesday when this disappointing wet season ends, the headlines will be the next alarm bell in the state’s damaging, four-year drought….Farmers, cities, industries and government agencies are all interested in the snowpack, which annually provides a third of the state’s water….How different? State climatologist Michael Anderson says the previous record for low snowpack was 25% on April 1, 1977....

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Ag Today Monday, March 30, 2015

Historically small Sierra snowpack, seen up close, another bad sign in California drought [Fresno Bee] …The water frozen in snow throughout the Sierra Nevada is 8% of average — less than a third the size of the smallest on record. On Wednesday when this disappointing wet season ends, the headlines will be the next alarm bell in the state’s damaging, four-year drought….Farmers, cities, industries and government agencies are all interested in the snowpack, which annually provides a third of the state’s water….How different? State climatologist Michael Anderson says the previous record for low snowpack was 25% on April 1, 1977....

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Ag Today Monday, March 30, 2015

Historically small Sierra snowpack, seen up close, another bad sign in California drought [Fresno Bee] …The water frozen in snow throughout the Sierra Nevada is 8% of average — less than a third the size of the smallest on record. On Wednesday when this disappointing wet season ends, the headlines will be the next alarm bell in the state’s damaging, four-year drought….Farmers, cities, industries and government agencies are all interested in the snowpack, which annually provides a third of the state’s water….How different? State climatologist Michael Anderson says the previous record for low snowpack was 25% on April 1, 1977....

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Ag Today Monday, March 30, 2015

Historically small Sierra snowpack, seen up close, another bad sign in California drought [Fresno Bee] …The water frozen in snow throughout the Sierra Nevada is 8% of average — less than a third the size of the smallest on record. On Wednesday when this disappointing wet season ends, the headlines will be the next alarm bell in the state’s damaging, four-year drought….Farmers, cities, industries and government agencies are all interested in the snowpack, which annually provides a third of the state’s water….How different? State climatologist Michael Anderson says the previous record for low snowpack was 25% on April 1, 1977....

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Ag Today Monday, March 30, 2015

Historically small Sierra snowpack, seen up close, another bad sign in California drought [Fresno Bee] …The water frozen in snow throughout the Sierra Nevada is 8% of average — less than a third the size of the smallest on record. On Wednesday when this disappointing wet season ends, the headlines will be the next alarm bell in the state’s damaging, four-year drought….Farmers, cities, industries and government agencies are all interested in the snowpack, which annually provides a third of the state’s water….How different? State climatologist Michael Anderson says the previous record for low snowpack was 25% on April 1, 1977....

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Ag Today Monday, March 30, 2015

Historically small Sierra snowpack, seen up close, another bad sign in California drought [Fresno Bee] …The water frozen in snow throughout the Sierra Nevada is 8% of average — less than a third the size of the smallest on record. On Wednesday when this disappointing wet season ends, the headlines will be the next alarm bell in the state’s damaging, four-year drought….Farmers, cities, industries and government agencies are all interested in the snowpack, which annually provides a third of the state’s water….How different? State climatologist Michael Anderson says the previous record for low snowpack was 25% on April 1, 1977....

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Ag Today Friday, March 27, 2015

Legislature approves $1 billion drought package [San Francisco Chronicle] The California Assembly approved a $1 billion plan Thursday to bring immediate relief for communities hit hardest by the drought and to move long-term water projects along more quickly. Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders announced the plan last week, and it now heads to the governor for final approval. The Senate approved the plan Wednesday….In addition to the $1 billion authorized by AB91, the Legislature passed a companion bill, AB92, on Thursday that grants additional authority to the Department of Fish and Wildlife to allow the agency to issue fines...

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Ag Today Friday, March 27, 2015

Legislature approves $1 billion drought package [San Francisco Chronicle] The California Assembly approved a $1 billion plan Thursday to bring immediate relief for communities hit hardest by the drought and to move long-term water projects along more quickly. Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders announced the plan last week, and it now heads to the governor for final approval. The Senate approved the plan Wednesday….In addition to the $1 billion authorized by AB91, the Legislature passed a companion bill, AB92, on Thursday that grants additional authority to the Department of Fish and Wildlife to allow the agency to issue fines...

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