Dos Palos http://kvpr.org en Valley Growers At Odds Over Millerton Lake Water http://kvpr.org/post/valley-growers-odds-over-millerton-lake-water <p class="p1">The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced today that for the first in this history of Friant Dam, the oldest water rights holders on the San Joaquin River - the Exchange Contractors &nbsp;- will begin to draw down water from Millerton Lake.</p><p class="p1">The move pits farmers in Merced County against those on the east side of the valley from Fresno to Kern, and underscores the divide between the holders of historic water rights, and those whose supplies came about in the middle of the 20th century.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 01:29:38 +0000 Joe Moore 32623 at http://kvpr.org Valley Growers At Odds Over Millerton Lake Water That Sinking Feeling: Valley Land Subsidence Poses Problems for Water, High Speed Rail http://kvpr.org/post/sinking-feeling-valley-land-subsidence-poses-problems-water-high-speed-rail <div><p>The U.S. Geological Survey released a study today showing that large groundwater withdrawals are causing land in California’s Central Valley to sink. A 1,200 square mile area is sinking up to a foot a year in some places. The situation has become so serious that it’s threatening flood control and water deliveries. The proposed high speed rail system will also have deal with the changing terrain. But Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, finding a solution won’t be easy.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 02:29:56 +0000 Amy Quinton - Capital Public Radio 24868 at http://kvpr.org That Sinking Feeling: Valley Land Subsidence Poses Problems for Water, High Speed Rail