Farm interests are pushing against a recently finalized federal water rule after an analysis by a trade group concluded that the rule “creates even more risk and uncertainty” for those who work the land.
The House on Friday passed a big energy and water spending bill that showcases the continuing federal discord over how to handle California’s drought.
By Bettina Boxall, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — California over the last century has issued water rights that amount to roughly five times the state’s average annual runoff, according to new research that underscores a chronic imbalance between supply and demand. That there are more rights than water in most years is not news. […]