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Satellite measurements show huge drop in groundwater aquifers in California's Central Valley

By Thomas H. Clarke, Jr. For the last three years, California has been experiencing a major drought; only this season has the rainfall been "normal", probably due to El Nino. Yet, during the last six years, even before the onset of the drought, crop irrigation in California's Central...

Irrigation could be cooling the Midwest

By Thomas H. Clarke, Jr. Many past entries have noted the complexity of global climate change issues, and the extent to which key issues are and are not well understood. Past entries have also noted the necessity of examining the entire "picture", and not obsessing over one or two data points...

Legal News Podcast - Supreme Court: Wyoming Farmers Permitted to Use Sprinkler Irrigation Affecting Yellowstone River

The Supreme Court finds modern irrigation methods do not violate the water rights of several states, and, a class action lawsuit seeks $50 million from Google for tracking cell phone users' locations. Hear these and other stories from LexisNexis® Mealey's Publications. Copyright© 2011...

CA Drought/New Water Supply Reports

The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) recently issued a new report titled "2014 Drought: Impacts and Strategies for Resilience" for building a statewide water management system more resilient to drought. At the same time, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Pacific Institute...