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Three San Joaquin Valley water agencies are gearing up to spend $10 million each in grant funding from the state Department of Conservation to retire or repurpose farmland. Valley agencies that have received grants so far include the Kaweah Delta Water Conservation District, Pixley Irrigation District Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) and Madera County. SJV Water…
by Jesse Vad, SJV Water
  Tractors, irrigation technology, harvesting machines and more tractors lined the dirt roads of the World Ag Expo in Tulare this week. The world’s largest agriculture exposition took place from February 8-10th and included more than 1,200 exhibitors.  Spread across a 2.6-million-square-foot lot, the expo not only hosted tents of exhibitors showing off their products…
It’s a new year and time to take stock. By that I mean, I’m super busy doing tons of paperwork for taxes and fundraisers and board meetings and haven’t had time to write. So, please enjoy this short WATER QUIZ (no cheating on the Google machine!) and feel free to talk among yourselves. 1. What…
by Elizabeth Miller, New Mexico In Depth
This piece is part of a collaboration that includes the Institute for Nonprofit News (INN), California Health Report, Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism, Circle of Blue, Colorado Public Radio, Columbia Insight, The Counter, High Country News, New Mexico In Depth and SJV Water. The project was made possible by a grant from the Water Foundation…
by Lois Henry
SJV Water is at the tail end of our annual fundraiser with NewsMatch, a national organization that helps nonprofit newsrooms raise money. Now through Dec. 31, one-time donations up to $1,000 per individual and recurring gifts (that’s subscriptions for us) are eligible to be matched up to $14,000. That means SJV Water could earn up…
by Jesse Vad, SJV Water reporting intern
Though the state’s first informal assessment of four San Joaquin Valley groundwater plans noted several — sometimes significant —  deficiencies in those plans, groundwater managers were confident they could bring the plans up to snuff. “I did not read it as a failure at all,” said Stephanie Anagnoson, director of water and natural resources for…
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