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Californians with Century-Old Water Rights Face Restrictions

Farms and other Californians that have been shielded from water reductions because of century-old claims could face new restrictions, the State Water Resources Control Board said Friday.

It's another sign of the rising severity of California's drought, now in its fourth consecutive year. Surveyors on Wednesday found the Sierra Nevada snowpack containing just 5 percent of its normal water level, which makes its way into rivers and streams and provides 30 percent of the state's water.

To read the full article: https://www.agweb.com/article/californians-with-century-old-water-rights-face-restrictions--naa-associated-press/

SPRINGS VETERANS LOOK TO CREATE JOB PROGRAMS, CURB RECIDIVISM

HOT SPRINGS S.D. – Congressman Dusty Johnson was at the VA in Hot Springs on Monday, discussing the challenges veterans face.

After a tour of the VA, he met with advocates for keeping the facility open, a group called ‘Save the VA’. The veterans said Hot Springs needs a Veterans Future program, which is somewhere they can hone job skills after moving on from PTSD and substance abuse programs in the VA. They also said that by growing jobs for veterans, it could also help curb recidivism rates.

Rep. Johnson says funding it through Congress is possible, but the money would go to the VA as a whole, not necessarily to Hot Springs.

To read the full article: https://www.newscenter1.tv/hot-springs-veterans-look-to-create-job-programs-curb-recidivism/


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