The California Aqueduct weaves between golden foothills near Patterson California in this May 2019 photo. Credit: Lois Henry
A large wheel line irrigation system on Zerker Road north of Bakersfield sits beneath the remnants of a recent storm in this February 2019 photo. Credit: Lois Henry
Canada geese guard their island in a recharge pond that is part of the City of Bakersfield's "2800 Acres" groundwater bank along the Kern River in this April 24, 2019 photo. Credit: Lois Henry
The south fork of the Stanislaus River near Strawberry California is coated with snow in January 2019. Credit: Lois Henry
Boys dangle from a rope swing over a very full Kern River west of Allen Road in Bakersfield in April 2019. Credit: Lois Henry

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Drought

Drought brings torrent of media attention to the Central Valley

 •  by Jesse Vad, SJV Water reporting intern

The drought in California is making headlines every day across the country, and for good reason: Almost the entire state is in severe drought. And the whole San Joaquin Valley is experiencing extreme or exceptional drought, the two worst categories. As journalists set their sights on California, many news stories highlight impacts on farmers, particularly…

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Groundwater

Bills to fund canal repairs moving forward

 •  by Jesse Vad, SJV Water reporting intern

California’s canals are sinking. Excessive groundwater pumping has collapsed the land beneath several key canals, crimping their ability to move water. Fixing them will be expensive. There are two bills moving through the state Legislature and Congress that could provide some funding. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login….

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