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  • goshen water
  • People who live here are excited that they can finally use their tap water
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california water, drought, water, goshen, tulare county, local, jessica peres
  • heat and drought
  • A newly released report by the Department of Water Resources shows just how scarce the water we rely on is becoming.
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central valley, water, california water, drought, local, veronica miracle
  • merced water restrictions
  • Many North Valley residents may soon face new watering restrictions because of the drought.
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water, california water, drought, merced, merced county, local, sara sandrik
  • fresno water rates
  • The push to repeal Fresno's recent water rate increase has passed another hurdle.
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drought, water, california water, fresno, fresno county, local, linda mumma
  • Valley cities look to recycled water to ease drought concerns
  • California is looking to recycled water to ease concerns of the drought.
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water, california water, drought, local, linda mumma
  • salmon restoration
  • More than 50,000 salmon are on the move. They left their "home" on the San Joaquin River near Fresno and are heading downstream, with help from people.
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water, california water, drought, san joaquin river, merced river, local, gene haagenson
  • almond outlook
  • The Valley almond outlook is strong despite the drought. Almonds make up Fresno County's number two crop - worth $952 million.
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california water, water, drought, ag watch, dale yurong
  • farmers market drought
  • Water will remain a major challenge for many growers throughout the summer.
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drought, water, california water, ag watch, dale yurong
  • Lemoore water
  • Water. We need it for our lawns, to cook, and we drink it. Now, city officials in Lemoore want people to conserve it.
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water, drought, california water, lemoore, kings county, local, jessica peres
  • california drought
  • State and federal officials on Wednesday announced a California Drought Plan to better manage a scarce resource.
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california water, water, drought, state, dale yurong
  • Drought conditions raise food costs
  • Items like beef continue to rise in price and they're expected to climb higher this year.
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california water, water, drought, economy, business, rick montanez
  • Dismal snowpack foreshadows painful summer
  • Spring storms provided too little too late and did not impact the final snowpack survey of the season.
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water, drought, california water, state, dale yurong
  • 140331_KFSN_5PM_SnowSurveyPrep
  • Unfortunately, our latest storm basically amounts to a drop in the bucket.
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water, drought, california water, state, dale yurong
  • Growers rally for water distribution
  • The rain is just what we need here in the Valley, but it's certainly not enough to help growers facing the driest season ever.
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water, drought, california water, local, rick montanez
  • Rain Drought
  • An early spring storm is expected to bring rain and snow to Central California, but it may do little to help fill some extremely low reservoirs in the North Valley.
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drought, california water, water, local, sara sandrik
  • Valley Water Bond
  • Action News Reporter Anthony Pura has the latest on the effort to bring more water to the Central Valley.
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water, drought, california water, fresno county, fresno, politics, anthony pura
  • Water hearing draws overflow crowd
  • A large, vocal crowd gathered outside Fresno City Hall to draw attention to a worsening drought.
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water, drought, california water, ag report, ag watch, dale yurong
  • Firebaugh Water Rally
  • A rally was called to protest a state plan to divert more water from farms to cities.
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firebaugh, fresno county, california water, drought, water, ag report, ag watch, gene haagenson
  • Legislature passes $687 million drought plan
  • Governor Brown's $687 million drought relief plan passed both the assembly and senate on Thursday.
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california water, drought, state
  • Rain! Welcomed by growers, hassle for drivers
  • After some unusually warm weather, we are now seeing a change outdoors. Rain has been falling across Central California.
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california water, drought, storm, local, amanda venegas
  • Water experts push conservation for Valley restaurants
  • The California drought is impacting everyone, and new recommendations now in place to help local restaurants cut back on water use.
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drought, california water, water, fresno, fresno county, local, rick montanez
  • Goshen Water
  • The water in west Goshen has unsafe levels of nitrates and a faulty pump that has shut off water in the town for days at a time.
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tulare county, goshen, visalia, tulare, water, drought, california water, local, jessica peres
  • Water Bank
  • Severe drought conditions don't seem to worry one Valley grower. Marvin Meyers has the state's only privately owned water bank.
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water, california water, drought, ag report, ag watch, dale yurong
  • Drought Republican Proposal
  • After Governor Brown announced his $687 million dollar drought relief plan, assembly republicans countered with their own proposal.
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drought, water, california water, ag report, ag watch, dale yurong
  • The Department of Agriculture is holding a meeting to help farmers and farmworkers impacted by the drought sign up for much-needed relief programs.
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ag report, california water, drought, ag watch
  • Breakthrough in drought tolerant crop research
  • A three-year drought has farmers and food companies seeking new strategies in securing a stable food supply. The work of a southern California plant scientist could offer one solution in developing drought tolerant crops.
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ag report, drought, water, california water, ag watch, dale yurong
  • Drought creates political divide
  • The drought brought President Obama to Fresno for the first time and he called for a truce in the political water war.
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california water, water, drought, politics, gene haagenson
  • Valley Ag leaders weigh in on Obamas drought plan
  • Valley Ag leaders weighed in on the president's drought aid one day after his historic visit
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ag report, california water, president barack obama, water, drought, ag watch, anthony pura
  • President Obama remarks on the Central Valley drought
  • The administration's new drought plan was releases early Friday morning -- ahead of the president's first trip to Fresno. The plan promises money and resources to everyone impacted by drought. Mr. Obama's plan will expedite assistance. Items that usually take 6-8 months to process will be available in 60 days -- around April 15th
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fresno, fresno county, fresno east central, president barack obama, water, california water, drought, politics, amanda venegas
  • President Obama remarks on the Central Valley drought
  • President Barack Obama arrived at the Fresno Yosemite International Airport for his first visit to the Valley on Friday.
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president barack obama, water, drought, california water, local
  • Demonstrators send indirect message to Obama
  • Several local groups used the president's visit as a platform to voice opinions to their neighbors here in the Valley.
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california water, president barack obama, water, drought, local, corin hoggard
  • POTUS visit preps
  • President Obama is set to make his first Valley visit on Friday. The president is due to arrive in Fresno at 2:30pm.
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california water, water, drought, president barack obama, fresno county, fresno, merced county, politics, dale yurong
  • Gov. Jerry Brown talks about drought at World Ag Expo
  • Gov. Jerry Brown made a trip to the Central Valley on Wednesday and received a firsthand look at the drought crisis while touring the World Ag Expo.
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ag report, world ag expo, jerry brown, california water, tulare, tulare county, ag watch, jessica peres
  • Feinstein and Boxer submit drought relief bill
  • Federal lawmakers are offering new ways to deal with the statewide drought, just days before President Obama visits the Fresno area.
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ag report, drought, california water, water, ag watch
  • Drought Power
  • California's current drought is forcing people to pay more. In one south Valley Town, residents could see an increase in their water bill.
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tulare, tulare county, water, california water, energy, local, jessica peres
  • Irrigation Bank
  • An emergency drought plan is now in place for Valley cities with a limited water supply.
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drought, water, california water, local, dale yurong
  • The House of Representatives today approved a bill enacting a comprehensive solution to the drought crisis plaguing California. Led by Congressmen David G. Valadao (CA-21), Kevin McCarthy (CA-23), and Devin Nunes (CA-22), H.R. 3964, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act gained support from the entire California GOP delegation.
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drought, water, california water, politics
  • Tired of politics, Sanger prays for rain
  • One Valley city says it's tired of political games and is turning to prayer to get through this historic drought.
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water, drought, california water, sanger, fresno county, local, rick montanez
  • Farmers eye USDA drought relief
  • Farmers and ranchers now have 20 million dollars in available drought aid. The US Department of Agriculture is offering the assistance but some farmers are less than enthusiastic with the plan.
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drought, water, california water, ag report, ag watch, dale yurong
  • Orange Harvest
  • Monday citrus growers found out how much of an impact the deep freeze which gripped our area in December had on citrus crops.
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ag report, citrus, citrus - lemon, citrus - mandarin, citrus - orange, california water, drought, water, ag watch, mariana jacob
  • Lawmakers to vote on California?s drought bill
  • In just a matter of days, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act.
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water, drought, california water, central valley, agriculture, politics, anthony pura
  • City of Orange Cove stops outdoor watering due to drought
  • Farmers and lawmakers gathered Friday night for a public meeting to address ways to deal with the statewide drought.
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water, drought, california water, central valley, local, mariana jacob
  • Valley residents grateful for wet weather
  • Everyone Action News spoke with was grateful for the wet and cold weather.
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water, drought, california water, local
  • Drought
  • Newly released water level totals show just how much the drought is drying up the Valley.
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drought, water, california water, local, mariana jacob
  • Orange Cove Water
  • One Valley city is now bracing for serious water allocation cuts in the coming days. City leaders say Orange Cove is one of the areas hardest hit by the drought.
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water, california water, drought, orange cove, fresno county, local, mariana jacob
  • Boehners Central Valley water plan causes controversy
  • Environmentalists and law makers are already shooting down house speaker John Boehner's emergency drought proposal which calls for restoration of the San Joaquin River to temporarily stop.
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water, california water, john boehner, bakersfield, drought, politics, rick montanez
  • Valley leaders calling for water conservation
  • Only days after Governor Jerry Brown declared California's drought -- local leaders are calling no people in the Valley to conserve now.
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water, california water, local, mariana jacob
  • Hundreds of residents across the Valley are heading to the state capitol to rally for water. Farmers and other activists say the state is experiencing a water crisis.
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ag report, fresno, fresno county, sacramento, water, california water, protest, ag watch, amanda venegas
  • California's growing water crisis has moved Valley Ag leaders to take action. They'll stage a large rally at the state capitol Thursday.
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drought, water, california water, politics, dale yurong
  • Drought inspires California Catholics to pray for rain
  • The California Conference of Catholic Bishops launched a campaign last week after state reservoirs dipped to historic lows.
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sacramento, drought, california water, water, state, anthony pura