Stan Pura explains new technologies and methodologies on his farmland. Photo courtesy of Shawn Novack.

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COLUMN: Technology and water use efficiency for agriculture

Shawn Novack writes that over the last two decades county farmers have been using new technologies and methodologies for efficient water use.

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COLUMN: Water conservation is essential

State snowpack level sits at 12% of normal.

San Luis Reservoir in 2021. Photo courtesy of Shawn Novack.

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COLUMN: Stage II of the Water Shortage Contingency Plan to be implemented

All local water agencies will be implementing Stage II the Plan the first week in May.

Photo courtesy of Shawn Novack.

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COLUMN: Update on the Groundwater Sustainability Plan

Shawn Novack writes that groundwater is a critical buffer against the impacts of drought and climate variability/change.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

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COLUMN: Bureau of Reclamation reduces water allocations

Shawn Novack writes that effective April 1, water supply for all Central Valley Project M&I water service contractors was be reduced to public health and safety only.

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COLUMN: Water conservation is vital

Water agencies urge customers to have their irrigation system inspected by the Water Resources Association of San Benito County.

San Justo Reservoir. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Our water supply, the elixir of life

Shawn Novack writes about steps agencies take to meet water needs.

California still needs about another foot of snow water content. Photo provided by the Dept of Water Resources website.

News

COLUMN: Drought! It ain’t over until it’s over!

The State Water Resources Control Board approved emergency water conservation regulations will stay in place for a year and would empower cities, counties and other local jurisdictions to fine violators as much as $500.

Commentary

COMMENTARY: Taking Advantage of Winter Rain

Shawn Novack writes that although we've received some rain, California will need 140% of its normal rainfall amounts to fill-up groundwater basins and reservoirs.

San Luis Reservoir in 2021. Photo courtesy of Shawn Novack.

Commentary

COMMENTARY: California drought update

Shawn Novack writes that it is time for residents to conserve water voluntarily. San Luis Reservoir is at 30% of its average storage level.

Commentary

Water Resources Association of San Benito County recommendations to conserve water

City of Hollister and Sunnyslope County Water District customers will experience a temporary reduction in quality of water.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

News Release

Free septic systems and private well maintenance webinar

Workshop covers maintenance and components of wells and contaminants.

Community Opinions

May is Water Awareness Month

Shawn Novack writes about resources available for residents to make their irrigation system efficient.

NOAA winter forecast, courtesy of Shawn Novack.

Environment / Nature

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration releases winter forecast

Water Resources Association Conservation Program Manager Shawn Novack writes that the forecast favors warmer, drier conditions across the southern tier of the U.S., and cooler, wetter conditions in the north thanks in part to an ongoing La Niña.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Environment / Nature

New water efficiency standards being developed in California

Two laws highlight water efficiency and conservation and are meant to outline certain roles and actions to be carried out by the California Department of Water Resources, the State Water Resource Control Board and water suppliers.