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California’s Central Valley: ‘More Than Just Farmers on Tractors’

ON Aug 25, 2014

As we all know by now, California is in a serious state of drought. Some parts of the state are getting hit harder than others. The Central Valley is one of them.

In dry California, water goes to those who drill the deepest

ON Aug 15, 2014

By Haya El Nasser, Al Jazeera America. The only sign of life sprouting out of a vast expanse of land in this unincorporated corner of Tulare County is a large drilling rig and two trucks laden with 1,000-foot-long drill pipes.

New Water Bond Advances Human Right to Water

ON Aug 14, 2014

CWC advocates were brought into last-minute negotiations with the Governor’s office to ensure the new $7.5-billion bond would target resources to communities that lack access to clean, safe and affordable drinking water.

California drought: Lawmakers consider historic rules to limit groundwater pumping

ON Aug 13, 2014

By Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News. In what would be the most significant water law passed in California in nearly 50 years, lawmakers in Sacramento are working with Gov. Jerry Brown to regulate groundwater pumping for the first time.

Tulare County secures $1.5M for school water

ON Aug 13, 2014

By David Castellon, Visalia Times-Delta. The CA Water Resources Control Board has awarded two grants totaling $1.5 million to buy bottled water for disadvantaged Tulare County schools with bad water quality or limited water access.

New Water Well for Seville Residents

ON Aug 08, 2014

By Gene Haagenson, ABC 30, KFSN-Fresno. The Tulare County community of Seville has suffered with water problems for years, but relief arrived this week with a well drilling rig.

Aging water system gets new well in Seville

ON Aug 08, 2014

By Teresa Douglass, Visalia Times-Delta. Last-minute deal between Tulare County and the State of California gets a new well for Seville and provides water for 120 households.

Wells in Tulare County Are Going Dry

ON Aug 07, 2014

By David Castellon, Visalia Times-Delta. Residents in Monson said they've heard of at least eight homes with wells that have run dry. Those residents who haven't lost water are worried their wells will fail soon as the drought worsens.

Rural San Joaquin Valley reeling from drought

ON Jul 14, 2014

By Mark Grossi, Fresno Bee. Stratford is part of a 2,000-square-mile area in the Valley where the landscape has sunk many feed in the last several decades. The ground sinks naturally in the Valley, but not that fast.

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