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Temperance Flat dam not economically justified, says study
By tvgnus  posted 1 day ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine Costs at least twice as high as benefits •  A handful of powerful water barons will reap the water supply benefits and pay nearly nothing The costs of building the long-proposed Temperance Flat dam...

Kern County solar farm is acquired
By tvgnus  posted 2 days ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine Southern Company, Turner Renewable Enegy partner on project •  Builds on our development of the full portfolio of energy resources The Adobe Solar Facility, a 20-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic installation in Kern County, is...

AUDIO: A March sort-of miracle as state to open water taps a bit
By tvgnus  posted 5 days ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine Storms allow 5 percent allocation to State Water Project users •  Delta saltwater barriers may not be installed Rain and snow from February and March storms provided enough precipitation and Sierra snowfall to prompt...

Frack,Baby,Frack!
By HEY YOU  posted 6 days ago:
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Spring-run Chinook salmon being put into San Joaquin River
By tvgnus  posted 6 days ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine Fish and Wildlife Service and Reclamation to study what happens •  A monumental step forward for Californias fishing economy and the health of the states second largest river Some 54,000 juvenile spring-run Chinook salmon...

Delta smelt gain a win in federal court
By tvgnus  posted 6 days ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine Appellate court says Bureau of Reclamation violated federal law •  Bureau of Reclamation was required to engage in consultation •  "An opportunity to revisit these 25- and 40-year contracts" The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation...

A new political voice for the Delta?
By tvgnus  posted 1 week ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine Former lawmaker says his new group will fight political battles for farmers and others •  Mets using the agriculture interests because theyre so desperate for water •  WITH VIDEO Former state Sen. Bill Berryhill,...

Record snow in northern parts of West, parched in southern areas
By tvgnus  1 comment, latest 1 week ago:
New Renter says Yep, time for a giant new canal!

VIDEO: Water wisdom from a Franciscan friar
By tvgnus  posted 1 week ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine How religion impacts governors twin tunnels plan •  Im just in favor of using science with humility The $67 billion project that would build massive twin water tunnels beneath the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta has...

Government suppresses free speech, says environmental group
By tvgnus  posted 1 week ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine Claims BDCP wont post negative comments about governors tunnels •  BDCP agencies are afraid to post the comments. They are afraid of the truth All comments made on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan water...

State, federal water managers offer plan for drought measures
By tvgnus  posted 2 weeks ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine Parts of plan have already been put in place •  Based on water conditions on March 1 The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources have unveiled what they call...

Report: San Joaquin River is nation's most endangered
By tvgnus  posted 2 weeks ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine Environmental group blames outdated water management •  The San Joaquin River is ground zero for water supply challenges Outdated water management and excessive diversions compounded by the current drought have put the San Joaquin...

UC Davis: Food quality will suffer with rising CO2
By tvgnus  posted 2 weeks ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine Inhibits conversion of nitrate into protein •  Protein available for human consumption may drop by about 3 percent Elevated levels of carbon dioxide inhibit plants' assimilation of nitrate into proteins, indicating that the nutritional...

Accusation: Delta tunnels would force thousands to relocate
By tvgnus  posted 2 weeks ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine

Westlands solar farms project powers up (2nd story)
By tvgnus  posted 2 weeks ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine A group of environmental organizations says its time for the Department of Water Resources and the federal government to stop knuckling under to political pressure from farmers in the San Joaquin Valley.

Do state and federal regulators cow in fear of farmers? (1st story)
By tvgnus  posted 2 weeks ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine A group of environmental organizations says its time for the Department of Water Resources and the federal government to stop knuckling under to political pressure from farmers in the San Joaquin Valley.

Despite storms, Sierra snowpack still far below normal
By tvgnus  posted 3 weeks ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine Drought remains dominant as summer nears •  We can hope that conditions improve The Sierra snowpack has been boosted by late-season storms, but is still far below normal as the spring melt fast approaches,...

Californians may get small credit on electric bills
By tvgnus  posted 3 weeks ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine California Climate Credit would average $35 •  To promote a cleaner, more energy efficient California Check your April electric bill. If youre a customer of one of Californias investor-owned electric companies you might have...

Delta Stewardship consultant says state is in a 500-year drought
By tvgnus  1 comment, latest 3 weeks ago:
Ceffer says I am so glad they were around 500 years ago to let us know this important fact.

Too much success for state's clean vehicle rebate project (see 5th story)
By tvgnus  posted 3 weeks ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein is off-base in calling for more water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta for farmers served by Westlands' and Kern Water Districts, says the environmental group Restore the Delta.

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