Response to the L.A. Times – 1/17/24

Response to the L.A. Times – 1/17/24 An LA Times article on 1-17-24 regarding a state water-saving plan pursues an outdated line of thought that tries to pit urban water users against farms. The only way we adjust to water shortages and climate change is working together, not picking winners and losers. And that’s exactly […]

Comment Letter – Sacramento/Delta Draft Staff Report

Comment Letter – Sacramento/Delta Draft Staff Report  Dear Chair Esquivel and Board Members: I am writing on behalf of the members of the California Farm Water Coalition (Coalition) to express our support for the alternative proposal, the “Agreements to Support Healthy Rivers and Landscapes,” to the SWRCB staff recommendation for unimpaired flows. This alternative is […]

STATEMENT: The Sacramento Valley Shows There’s a Better Way to Manage Water

STATEMENT: The Sacramento Valley Shows There’s a Better Way to Manage Water October 1 marked the beginning of the new water year in California. And while 2023 provided an abundant amount of water, anyone who lives here knows we can’t assume 2024 will be the same. In fact, the only thing we know for certain […]

Statement by the California Farm Water Coalition on Upcoming State Water Board Action That Will Cut Water Supplies to Thousands of Farms

Statement by the California Farm Water Coalition on Upcoming State Water Board Action That Will Cut Water Supplies to Thousands of Farms “It is unbelievable that just two short years after our reservoirs were largely full, California is so water short that the State Water Resources Control Board is seriously considering completely eliminating water supplies […]

It Is Time to Modernize Our Water Supply Infrastructure

It Is Time to Modernize Our Water Supply Infrastructure “Today’s letters by over 150 agricultural organizations and water interests to President Trump and Congress underscores the need for investments in our water supply infrastructure to protect the nation’s food supply “The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed how much we all depend on a reliable food supply […]

Statement by Mike Wade, Executive Director of the California Farm Water Coalition on the Initial Allocation Announcement by the Bureau of Reclamation

Statement by Mike Wade, Executive Director of the California Farm Water Coalition on the Initial Allocation Announcement by the Bureau of Reclamation February 25, 2020 “Today’s announcement by the Bureau of Reclamation of a 15 percent initial allocation for water supplies south of the Delta is clearly the result of the dry hydrology California is […]

Statement on the Adoption of the New Biological Opinions

Statement by California Farm Water Coalition Executive Director Mike Wade on the Adoption of the New Biological Opinions “For the first time in more than a decade, the federal rules known as Biological Opinions are being updated. These rules exist to protect threatened species in the San Francisco Bay-Delta region while also meeting the water […]