Friant Kern Canal http://kvpr.org en Voices Of The Drought: The Man Inside Fresno's Friant Dam http://kvpr.org/post/voices-drought-man-inside-fresnos-friant-dam <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This past weekend’s summer-like temperatures mean the state’s already meager </span>snowpack<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is quickly melting. And for much of the Central Sierra, those waters will eventually find their way into </span>Millerton<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Lake, behind </span>Friant<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Dam. But as </span>FM89’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Ezra David Romero tells us in our series Voices of the Drought, managing those waters is a tough job, especially this year.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 06 May 2014 00:57:49 +0000 Ezra David Romero 32124 at http://kvpr.org Voices Of The Drought: The Man Inside Fresno's Friant Dam For Orange Cove, Drought Puts Strain On City's Water Supply http://kvpr.org/post/orange-cove-drought-puts-strain-citys-water-supply <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Despite the rains of the past weekend, California’s drought is still a huge problem for communities up and down the state. While many towns in the Valley are bracing for the economic impact of the drought, and the resulting loss of farm jobs, the community of Orange Cove also has to contend with concerns about its water supply.</span></p><p>Mayor Gabriel Jimenez says that while the city has five municipal wells to draw water from the aquifer, they can't be used due to nitrate pollution.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:31:05 +0000 Joe Moore 28352 at http://kvpr.org For Orange Cove, Drought Puts Strain On City's Water Supply