Drought

More Water for Rice Fields and Birds

In case you missed it last week, the Bureau of Reclamation recently announced that it will be releasing an additional 50,000 acres of water to California rice farmers over [...]

November 12, 2015 // 713 Comments

Concern Mounts Over Water for Rice

Ag Alert, the weekly newspaper for California Agriculture, yesterday touched on the mounting concern over the lack of water for winter-flooded rice in the Sacramento Valley, [...]

September 16, 2015 // 529 Comments

Waterfowl and Rice Update

Ducks Unlimited this week joined with the California Rice Commission, the Northern California Water Association, the National Resources Conservation Service and several local [...]

June 12, 2015 // 691 Comments

Ducks Unlimited Supporting California Rice

With recent heavy media attention on the California drought and the use of water by agriculture, the California Rice Commission and Northern California Water Association held [...]

April 18, 2015 // 685 Comments

Bleak News on California Water

Standing in a grassy mountain field normally covered in snow this time of year, California Governor Jerry Brown yesterday announced mandatory state-wide water restrictions, [...]

April 2, 2015 // 646 Comments

What is DU doing for the western drought?

As the news trickled out this week that the Sierra snow pack is at only 19% of average for early March, a near record-low, California and other western states were faced with [...]

March 6, 2015 // 504 Comments

Let it Rain

Drought-plagued California finally received some substantial rain over Thanksgiving week, with even more precipitation and snow predicted this week. All of which is good news [...]

December 1, 2014 // 608 Comments