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News Release: Reclamation selects nearly $2 million in Agricultural Water Conservation and Efficiency Grants

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The Bureau of Reclamation announced today the selection of approximately $2 million in Agricultural Water Conservation and Efficiency grants for Fiscal Year 2018. Combined with local cost-share contributions, approximately $4 million in water management improvement projects will be implemented during the next 24 months.

Source: California Water News feed

Source: Water Industry News

Trump administration promises teamwork — not more money — to reduce fire risk

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Trump administration officials unveiled a new plan Thursday to reduce the risk of forest fires, acknowledging “the urgent need to dramatically increase preventative forest treatment” that can keep fires from burning out of control. The plan, which emphasizes state and local collaboration, was short on details, however.

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Source: California Water News feed

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Final push for a water deal

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California Resources Secretary John Laird is making a final attempt to negotiate a deal with major water users to voluntarily reduce use before a separate agency imposes regulations. Remind me: In July, the State Water Resources Control Board proposed dedicating much more water from the San Joaquin River and its tributaries to the environment and less to farms, industry, and individuals. A vote was set for Wednesday.

Source: California Water News feed

Source: Water Industry News