The National Geographic Channel will air a documentary March 14 on California water and the role of private interests in water management. The film, “Water and Power: A California Heist,” traces decades of policy decisions, including 1994 negotiations to amend State Water Project contracts, and contends that a small number of private landowners have reaped… Read More

In a ruling with substantial importance for water management in the American West, a U.S. appeals court upheld a lower court’s decision that an Indian tribe in California’s Coachella Valley has a right to groundwater beneath its reservation.  Original article Source: California Water News feed… Read More

California water officials had another tool at their disposal to help empty Lake Oroville before damages to the spillway led to massive evacuations downstream. But it was out of commission despite years of repair work. That tool is the river outlets in Oroville Dam: two massive pipes that draw water from deep in the reservoir, through… Read More