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Water & Drought

Trump approves funds for California relief, including $274 million for Oroville Dam

President Donald Trump announced Sunday the approval of $540 million in relief funds – the largest yet – for California to pay for costs associated with the winter storms, including $274 million earmarked for repairs to the Oroville Dam spillway.

Water & Drought

Shasta water release plan has no cutbacks to farmers – for now

After weeks of uncertainty and pressure from members of Congress, federal officials on Wednesday announced a plan for managing water releases from California’s largest reservoir this summer in a manner that will not involve cutbacks in farm water deliveries – at least if all goes as hoped. The good news for farmers may not bode well for endangered fish.

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California officials visit pot farms to identify water usage issues

California regulators are undertaking an unique experiment to govern water use for marijuana growers. The Sacramento Bee joined state officials as they visited sites with growers’ approval to issue instructions on water conservation and issue violation notices. (Paul Kitagaki Jr./The Sacramento Bee)
California officials visit pot farms to identify water usage issues
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California officials visit pot farms to identify water usage issues

Valley Water Summit at Gallo Center in Modesto 1:33

Valley Water Summit at Gallo Center in Modesto

The Bee's Mike Dunbar on Ann Coulter 0:55

The Bee's Mike Dunbar on Ann Coulter

Early on, peaceful tone greets Ann Coulter's Modesto visit 1:46

Early on, peaceful tone greets Ann Coulter's Modesto visit