$7.5B water bond's emphasis on storage 'a major flaw' -- report
A proposition on California's ballot seeking to sell $7.5 billion in bonds to fund water projects tilts heavily toward spending on storage, when other options might be more cost-effective, a report out today said.
Low water flows threaten fish at 181 Calif. dams -- study
More than 180 dams in California may be impairing fish in the rivers below them, according to a new study by University of California, Davis, researchers.
The study, published last week in the journal BioScience, evaluated 753 dams in the state and ranked them according to their effects on water flows and harm to fish.
USDA allows farmers to strike lean drought years from production history
The Agriculture Department is implementing adjustments to crops planted this spring that will help drought-stricken producers recover more losses than they would have previously.