Why California must act to ready water systems for a major earthquake. – Southern California Water Committee
Farmers throughout California are adopting more sustainable water management practices. The Pacific Institute has released five new case studies and four new video interviews, adding to their California Farm Water Success Stories series showing how agricultural water stewardship practices are at work on-the-ground, at the farm and irrigation-district level. Read more
Kern County sweet potato growers Valprado Farms is featured in a Whole Foods holiday video. See it here.
Semitropic Water Storage District Solar Energy Project
Semitropic Water Storage District in Wasco, CA added a solar energy project to help district farmers lessen energy costs for pumping water. Here is a video with details of this energy-saving project.
The Ponds on Allen Road
Anyone who has ever driven down Allen Road near Brimall in Bakersfield has likely noticed a group of ponds to the west. This video about the Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District explains what those ponds are and how they benefit the residents of the area.
The Beardsley Canal
The Beardsley Canal has run through Oildale for more than 100 years. But many residents don’t know what it’s used for and why it was built. Here’s a video about the Beardsley Canal.