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Some Farmers Oppose Referendum on High-Speed Rail

Although polls reveal that most Californians now want to repurpose “high-speed rail” funding for drought relief, some farmers in the area are concerned that the initiative could actually make their lives worse.

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‘Water over High-Speed Rail’ Measure Gains Steam

Proponents of a ballot measure that would prioritize water storage projects over the construction of a high-speed train have begun collecting the signatures necessary to place the measure on California’s 2016 ballot.

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Ballot Measure Threatens Jerry Brown’s Tunnels

A measure set for inclusion on California’s 2016 ballot could imperil a plan backed by Gov. Jerry Brown to build a pair of underground tunnels to divert water around the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

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New Plan for Sacramento River Unites Farmers, Greens

LOS ANGELES — California’s State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) on Tuesday announced the outline of a revised Sacramento River Temperature Control Plan that takes into account the needs of both farmers and environmental interests.

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California Cuts Water to Agriculture

On Friday, California’s top water regulators issued new cutbacks on farmers holding senior water rights dating back more than 100 years.