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California Tightens Water Surveillance Via Technology

https://www.npr.org/2021/10/18/1037371060/satellites-reveal-the-secrets-of-water-guzzling-farms-in-california As California begins to adopt advanced analytic techniques to surveil their farmers’ water useage, we offer alternative techniques to cut down on the amount of aquifer (well) water needed to successfully grow a crop. Drain tile in conjunction with storage solutions offer an outside-the-box opportunity to save on production costs, improve yield and conserve water during this difficult era […]

Colorado River Struggles

The Colorado River supplies around 40 million people with the water they need for everyday use. As population has increased in the west over the past 100 years, the level of the Colorado River has decreased in tandem. The Lake Powell and Lake Mead reservoirs have seen startling depletion over the course of their time, now bordering on catastrophic levels. […]

Compounding Issues Surrounding the Salton Sea

There are several water related issues plaguing Imperial county, the area encapsulating the Salton Sea. First, the Salton Sea does not have a natural source to maintain its shoreline levels. This will likely take a massive canal project to link the Sea of Cortez to the Salton Sea, which sits around 232 feet below sea level. Doing so will ensure […]

How to Fight the Water Crisis

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-08-04/california-drought-water-restrictions-how-bad-is-it With water curtailment and regulation sure to increase over the foreseeable future, storage solutions could be the key to California’s agricultural sector moving forward. Subsurface tile systems allow a land owner to collect loose, percolating water and store it for later use. Considering the amount of precipitation California receives during El Nino seasons, and the fact that these systems […]

Should We Flood the Desert?

Should we flood the desert? Ambitious is a good word to describe the plan discussed in this article.  Our future is going to depend on boundary pushing action, so I most definitely welcome the inventiveness.  Please consider the scenario and opportunities.  We see ways in which this strategy, approach, technology, and utility can bring about great value on smaller scales, […]

Drain Tile in the West

Consider that conservation can simply mean that land is left undisturbed as habitat, which meets some environmental goals — but, people need to eat. Once the decision is made to farm a tract of land, farming it with efficiency results in fewer acres required for crop production and more acres available for other uses, including habitat. The technology available today […]