STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Worst Drought in 100 Years
The drought year in 1934 may have been the worst across the United States in the past thousand years.This bold statement comes from a study released last week in Geophysical Research Letters.T... Posted on 10/21/14 at 10:14 PM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Some things don't change
Parts of the Upper Midwest were ravaged by drought in 2006, and a group of North Dakota farmers went to Washington, D.C., in the fall to press Congress for drought aid. I went along.
The drought, so ... Posted on 5/2/14 at 8:45 AM
Federal officials acted properly when they curtailed water extraction from California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to protect fish and orca species at the expense of farmers and other water users in central California, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Dec. 22.
A new report from the University of California, Davis, shows California agriculture is weathering its worst drought in decades because of groundwater reserves, but the nation’s produce basket might come up dry in the future if it continues to treat those reserves like an unlimited savings account.
University of California, Davis
July 15, 2014
As California enters summer with a below-normal mountain snowpack to feed its streams and reservoirs, the portion of the parched state experiencing exceptionally severe drought conditions is growing, experts say.
California’s drought will cause thousands of workers to lose their jobs and cost farmers in the state’s Central Valley breadbasket $1.7 billion, researchers say in the first economic study of what may be the state’s driest year on record.
The most powerful winter storm to hit California in more than a year dumped several feet of snow in the high Sierras and soaked lower elevations with rain over the weekend, easing drought conditions but leaving the state thirsting for more, officials said on Monday.
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