May 1, 2024 | Monthly Briefings

May “Monthly Briefing” Now Available!

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West Coast Irrigators Prepare for Another “Dry” Year

Hydrologic, Regulatory Constraints Put the Squeeze on Food Production

Despite El Nino-driven “atmospheric river” storms that have saturated much of the mid-Pacific coast and interior watersheds, irrigators dependent upon the federally operated Central Valley Project and Klamath Project are once again facing water cutbacks, driven in large part by federal decisions that prioritize environmental needs over food production.

Further north, where El Nino typically generates a warm, dry winter, an underwhelming snowpack has led Washington state officials to declare a statewide drought emergency, as they anticipate conditions to worsen in the weeks ahead.

CLICK HERE to download the PDF Version of the May 2024 edition of the “Monthly Briefing”, where you can read more about this, and these other important issues to Western water users, from a perspective that you won’t find anywhere else: 

  • House Subcommittee Conducts Oversight Hearing on Proposed Refuge Rule
  • Biden Administration Finalizes ESA Rules, Proposes New Ones
  • Alliance-led Coalition Raises Concerns with Army Corps’ Proposed Procedures
  • House Ag Committee to Unveil New Farm Bill This Month
  • Comment Period Extended for Western Pond Turtle Listing
  • Padilla Introduces DROUGHT Act / Water Efficiency Bills
  • White House Hosts “Earth Week” Water Summit — $1 Billion Announced for Tribal Clean Water Projects
  • Biden Administration Finalizes BLM Public Lands Rule
  • RCPP Funding Hits Record High
  • House Conservation Bill Passes Committee — Alliance Concerns with Offsets Addressed in Amended Bill
  • Support Pours in for Patrick O’Toole Young Conservationist Scholarship
  • A Big “Thank You” to our New and Supporting Members!

Please do not hesitate to contact dan@familyfarmalliance.org if you have any difficulties downloading the May 2024 “Monthly Briefing”.