Tag Archive for: San Joaquin Valley farmers

As California Cracks Down on Groundwater, What Will Happen to Fallowed Farmland?

A couple of weeks ago, the California Water Resources Control Board put five agricultural water agencies in Kings County on probation for failing to adequately manage underground water supplies in the Tulare Lake Basin that have been seriously depleted due to overpumping.

Feds Say He Masterminded an Epic California Water Heist. Some Farmers Say He’s Their Robin Hood

Robert Zavala was fresh out of the Marines and looking to escape dead-end work at a poultry plant in the early 1990s when his old baseball coach — now the head of a local water district — swooped to the rescue with a job offer.