California: Managed Flooding — Could It Restore Aquifers? Apr 10, 2019

🕔Apr 10, 2019In California, the amount of water exiting aquifers under the state’s most productive farming region far surpasses the amount of water trickling back in. That rampant overdraft has caused land […]

Aquifers, Groundwater: Impact on Long-Term Irrigated Ag Productivity Mar 26, 2019

🕔Mar 26, 2019A new Council of Agricultural Science and Technology, or CAST, paper examines the causes and consequences of groundwater depletion throughout the U.S. with a focus on how this will affect […]

Michigan, Indiana: Irrigation Systems Rely on Adequate Water Supply Mar 8, 2019

🕔Mar 8, 2019Drought periods remind all irrigators, and those wishing they had irrigation, the importance of an adequate and dependable irrigation water supply. Most irrigation systems in Michigan and Indiana are designed […]

Texas Land Trends Report – The Value of Conservation Easements Feb 19, 2019

🕔Feb 19, 2019The Texas Land Trends project of Texas A&M’s Natural Resources Institute, or NRI, has published a special series report describing Texas landowner participation in land conservation easements and their value […]

Nebraska Continues To See Modest Groundwater Decline Mar 19, 2018

🕔Mar 19, 2018Unlike parts of Colorado and Kansas, Nebraska isn’t in danger of running out of groundwater from the High Plains Aquifer anytime soon. But the largest source of usable water in […]

Texas Ag Law: Do Landowners Have Right to Protest Proposed Water Project? Mar 7, 2018

🕔Mar 7, 2018An interesting legal question has arisen in Bastrop County recently that could have impacts on groundwater law and landowner rights across Texas.   Background In 2013, Recharge Water (formerly End Op) […]

California: New Groundwater Law Leaves Unanswered Questions Aug 25, 2016

🕔Aug 25, 2016The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) is a revolutionary law that will have profound impacts on the state’s agriculture industry, however, it also leaves out many implementation details, according to […]

Upper Colorado River Basin Groundwater Recharge – A Climate Change Balancing Act Aug 16, 2016

🕔Aug 16, 2016Future increases in precipitation in the Upper Colorado River Basin may increase groundwater recharge, offsetting reductions that would result from increased temperatures, according to a recent study by the U.S. […]

Iowa: Nutrient Runoff Lawsuit Could Make National Waves – DTN Jul 16, 2015

🕔Jul 16, 2015The numbers illustrating Iowa’s nutrients runoff problem in the Raccoon River watershed are staggering. The Safe Drinking Water Act caps safe nitrate levels in drinking water at 10 milligrams per […]

California: Underlying Groundwater, Landowners Think They Own It May 14, 2015

🕔May 14, 2015New California groundwater legislation will require metering of water pumped from the underground aquifer, a change that is being met with resistance by some landowners, reported Heesun Wee of CNBC. Wee […]

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