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Dried up: Poverty in America's drought lands

ON Jun 15, 2014

By Amy McDonald, Deseret News National. Drought is driving up produce prices nationwide, and among the rising food costs, access to clean water, and growing unemployment, the drought's hardest-hit victims are the country's poor.

Drought Intensifies Push for Better California Groundwater Management

ON Jun 11, 2014

By Pauline Bartolone, Capital Public Radio. Californians are becoming more reliant on underground water during the drought. But policymakers and environmental groups agree better management of the resource is needed.

Opinion: Why I'm planning to kayak (and walk) America's 'most endangered' river

ON Jun 11, 2014

By John Sutter, CNN. Embarking on a project about the San Joquin River, Columnist John Sutter visits CWC to learn how and why water matters to our communities.

The 'Deepest Straw Wins' in Central Valley Scramble for Groundwater

ON Jun 10, 2014

By Pauline Bartolone, Capital Public Radio. The drought, the increased reliance on groundwater, and the patchwork system of groundwater management in California is creating a scramble for water in the San Joaquin Valley.

Good Water News for Almanza Household in Tulare County

ON May 27, 2014

By Mark Grossi, Fresno Bee. The taps may be running again soon at the Almanza house in rural Tulare County thanks to the many who have stepped up to offer assistance after the story of the Almanzas and their dry well was featured in local news.

5 Things You Need To Know About Your Drinking Water

ON May 08, 2014

Not sure what's in you water? Follow these 5 steps find out! For more detailed and additional information, check out our Resources For Communities page.

Tulare County couple face summer without water as well runs dry

ON May 05, 2014

By Mark Grossi, Fresno Bee. How many people are losing wells at their rural homes around the Valley and California? Nobody knows. Government agencies don't track private wells in any detail...

What's in Your Water?

ON May 04, 2014

Do you know what's in your water? Answer these questions to find out and become empowered to ensure your community has safe drinking water.

Central Valley and State Water Boards Adopt New Funding for Disadvantaged Communities

ON Apr 25, 2014

By Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board. Press Release: The Central Valley Water Board has adopted a resolution establishing 14 Supplemental Environmental Projects to benefit disadvantaged communities in the Central Valley...

Gov. Jerry Brown's drought plan to help Valley towns

ON Feb 19, 2014

By Rick Montanez, ABC 30 Fresno. Communities around the Valley are facing ongoing water problems like contamination, on top of drought issues. Gov. Jerry Brown proposed drought relief legislation promises to help with those issues...

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