Tag Archive for: Colorado river water usage

Imperial Valley Farmers Brace for Potential Water Cuts

During Mark McBroom’s 40 years of farming in the Imperial Valley, he’s had to adapt to changing climate conditions and water availability. After California, Arizona and Nevada came to an agreement in May to reduce their Colorado River water usage, McBroom may soon have to adapt again. Imperial County is the driest in California, only getting 2 to 3 inches of rainfall every year. So, farmers in the region get the vast majority of their water from the Colorado River.

Opinion: California Resists Bullying Along the Colorado River

There’s one word for what six of the seven southwestern states that draw water from the Colorado River are trying to do to California: bullying.

The good news for Californians is that Gov. Gavin Newsom isn’t standing for it.