Info Graph – What can the 2015 drought tell us about the impacts of a drought in 2021? Taking a look back at a similar water year can help us understand what might be in store for us through the rest of this year and possibly beyond. California is in a critically dry year, the […]
Reactions to State Board Unimpaired Flows Action On September 15, the State Water Resources Control Board released an updated proposal for the Bay Delta Water Quality Plan, expanding the pursuit of increased flow in it’s approach for addressing species decline in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River system. “If implemented, the State Water Board’s rule will have […]
The State Water Resources Control Board has released its Water Quality Control Plan which, if implemented, will cause significant harm to California residents without quantifying any specific environmental benefits. In taking this step, Felicia Marcus, the Board’s Chairwoman noted that San Joaquin River flows have not been updated since 1995. We fully agree it’s time that state […]
This weekend, Bakersfield Californian columnist Lois Henry published an informative piece on the water management issues that nearly resulted in loss of water to millions of Californians. Henry’s column is well worth a read: in addition to providing a history of this year’s numerous Federal tinkering with water allocation, it also touches on what motivated […]
Today’s announcement of a 5 percent allocation for Central Valley Project water users south of the Delta is another blow to farmers, rural communities and consumers who buy California farm products. If last year is any indication a number of specialty crops grown on the San Joaquin Valley’s Westside will once again be on the […]
The San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority has filed a motion to disqualify State Water Board officers Felicia Marcus and Tam Doduc. Imagine getting arrested and during your first court appearance the judge tells you that you’re guilty. Imagine then that the judge says that you’ll receive a trial but the only outcome in question […]
California grows about 90% of the country’s cantaloupe melons every year.
Setton Farms generously donated their pistachios and some of California’s best food bloggers brought their talents to share these great recipes with us: Pistachio Pesto Salad (Barbara from Barbara Cooks) Bacon Pistachio-crusted Scallops (Whitney from Little Leopard Book) Pistachio Pudding Parfait (Jackie from Seaside Baker) Fresh Salad with Pistachios (Bri from BriGeeski) Pistachio-crusted Crab Cakes (Mimi from Mimi Avocado) Bombay […]