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California Agriculture Is The Largest Source Of Nitrogen Pollution In The State

August 9, 2016 | Amy Quinton

A new report from UC Davis examines how excess nitrogen is polluting California’s air and groundwater, affecting human health and the climate.

Rob Jackson, Stanford University

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"Water Windfall" Deep Beneath California's Central Valley

June 27, 2016 | Amy Quinton

A new study finds California’s Central Valley has three times more water beneath it than previously estimated.

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No Easy Path To Implementing California Groundwater Law

June 17, 2016 | Amy Quinton

The state’s new groundwater laws give local agencies sweeping powers to meter wells and penalize anyone who overuses water. Experts say managing groundwater sustainably will come with costs and controversy.

California Department of Water Resources / File

Environment

Water Supply A 'Concern' This Summer In California

June 16, 2016 | Ed Joyce

A lack of rain in May and June has wiped out that "drought-free" area of northwestern California and water supply could become a 'concern' later this summer.

Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

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First Step In California Groundwater Law Stirs Debate

June 16, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California is one of the last states in the nation to pass a law to manage groundwater. But putting the law into practice won't come easy. Paso Robles' effort to manage groundwater is a perfect example.

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California Drought: Too Soon To End Mandatory Conservation?

May 11, 2016 | Ed Joyce

One water scientist says it may be too soon to end mandatory water conservation requirements in California and the state's surface and groundwater should be managed together.

Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

Environment

Groundwater Supply Improved At Amador County Vineyards

April 22, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Water supply was a worry in 2015 at two vineyards in Amador County that rely on groundwater. But after a near-normal winter in northern California, the grape growers are breathing a sigh of relief – at least for this season.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Environment

NOAA Says Watch For La Niña As El Niño Weakens

April 14, 2016 | Ed Joyce

In the midst of a major El Niño, federal meteorologists say its flip side, La Niña, is around the corner. And that could mean more dry times in California.

Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

Environment

California Releases Draft Regulations For Groundwater Management

February 18, 2016 | Amy Quinton

The California Department of Water Resources has released the first draft regulations to manage groundwater sustainably.

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