June 26, 2020

Western Water Infrastructure Bills Move in Congress

Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.), Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) hold a news conference to discuss the House Democrats' new infrastructure bill, "The Moving Forward Act." Photo...

The Time is Now to Invest in Western Water Infrastructure –

Let’s Do It.

By Christine Arbogast and Patrick O’Toole

The coronavirus crisis reminds those of us in the water world of the importance of the systems which sustain us.

Our water systems are among the very most imp...

Water Crisis Brewing in the Klamath Basin

Water Rally Planned for Today

As the Klamath Irrigation Project marks the 115th anniversary of its authorization, Project producers may be facing their worst water year ever, driven by a combination of poor hydrology and competi...

April 30, 2020

Battling an Invisible Enemy
Western irrigators respond to the COVID-19 pandemic

Instead of harvesting a healthy crop, crews had to disc up heads of lettuce in fields at Harris Farms, near Coalinga (CALIFORNIA). Much of the crop was destined for restaurants, but many hav...

April 19, 2020

April 20, 2020


(Washington, D.C.) – A coalition of 150 organizations representing water and agricultural interests in the western U.S. urged Congress and President Trump today to address aging Western water infrastructure as further measures are considered to help the...

April 13, 2020

Photo courtesy Farmers Conservation Alliance

Farmers Conservation Alliance (FCA) in partnership with the Bureau of Reclamation recently rolled out this video of the day water was turned on at the Derby Dam Fish Screen project. Construction of the new fish screen will re...

March 31, 2020

The 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic:
Implications for Western Irrigated Agriculture

The past month has been one of the most unpredictable, unstable and impactful periods in American history. The coronavirus crisis is driving all aspects of life, from personal matters, to employm...

March 23, 2020

"As our Nation continues to face the unique challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, we pay tribute to the unbeatable strength of America's agricultural producers as they once again answer the call to feed our country and the world.  On this National Agriculture D...

March 18, 2020

 "The emergence of Coronavirus has stressed every system of social order. It is a time to respect and support food and fiber production. Balance in our response is more important than ever."

This guest essay is from Pat O'Toole, a member of Solutions from the Land's Boa...

March 12, 2020

The Yuma Mesa Irrigation and Drainage District (ARIZONA) is in the process of replacing the District Manager, due to retirement of the present Manager.

Click here for the complete job description.

 Avenue 3E Siphon Extension, Yuma Mesa Irrigation & Drainage District. P...

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