California and the U.S.

The latest news and analysis covering water issues in Caliornia and the rest of the United States.

Facing Cutbacks On The Colorado River, Arizona Farmers Look To Groundwater To Stay In Business

In satellite images, the farm fields in central Arizona stand out like an emerald green quilt draped across the desert landscape. Seeing it from the ground level, the fields of alfalfa, corn and wheat are interspersed with the furrows of freshly plowed fields. After the cotton harvest, stray fluffy bolls lie scattered on the ground […]

Stanford Experts Discuss Impacts Of Downsizing The Delta Twin Tunnels Project

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced this week his plan to downsize the Delta twin tunnels project, a controversial $17 billion water conveyance system aimed at diverting water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to the Central Valley and Southern California. The tunnels are intended in part to reduce the impacts that massive pumps at the […]