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Mar 22, 2021

Persistent dryness in the West is exacerbating region’s ‘megadrought’

2021-03-22T10:23:43-06:00Mar 22, 2021|

As published in USA Today, By Dolye Rice, March 4, 2021 Much of the western U.S. continues to endure a long-term drought, one that threatens the region's water supplies and agriculture and could worsen wildfires this year. In fact, some scientists are calling the dryness in the West a "megadrought,"  defined as an intense drought that [...]

Feb 12, 2021

UPCOMING WEBINAR: The Ag Center “Easily Integrated Dashboard Capabilities”

2021-02-12T11:20:03-07:00Feb 12, 2021|

Join The Ag Center as they host a one-hour webinar on how to easily integrate dashboard capabilities through the use of the SWIIM on-farm dashboard. Full water balance reporting, weather, satellite and soil moisture data can be integrated with ease and at a price point that fits most grower's budget. Friday, February 26, 2020 at [...]

Feb 04, 2021

Imperial Water Users Dealing With New Conservation Program Requirements

2021-02-04T12:58:54-07:00Feb 04, 2021|

On December 1, 2020, the IID Board authorized the 2021 On Farm Efficiency Conservation Program for crops planted in 2020 / harvested in 2021 and 2021 calendar year crops. Two payment tiers will be implemented, Tier A and Tier B. Proposals will be paid at the highest applicable rate for measures present. Ditch lining, irrigation [...]

Feb 02, 2021

Shrinking Lake Mead inches closer to water shortage declaration

2021-02-02T15:32:45-07:00Feb 02, 2021|

By Blake Apgar Las Vegas Review-Journal - February 2, 2021 Projections from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation show Lake Mead is in danger of dropping low enough to trigger its first federally declared water shortage next year. A study this month from the Bureau of Reclamation, based on the most probable inflow, shows Lake Mead, now at [...]

Nov 03, 2020

Featured Equipment Partner: Senix Sensors

2020-11-03T13:11:33-07:00Nov 03, 2020|

Senix Sensors Help Control Critical Water Flow in Farming and Agricultural Applications As originally published in AZO Sensors, article authored by Senix Sensors.  Link to original article located here:  https://www.azosensors.com/news.aspx?newsID=14162 Farming and agriculture are very strong economies in the U.S. and throughout the world and are key to ensuring that humanity thrives. Farmers are adapting [...]

Oct 26, 2020

WEBINAR: Your OnFarm Water Accountants

2020-10-26T15:21:03-06:00Oct 26, 2020|

Join us Friday, October 30th @ 12 P.M. Pacific time to learn how a water balance is created, equipment integrations, conservation programs and how combining SWIIM with your current equipment package can help growers achieve desired yields and conserve water usage in today's troubling times. REGISTER HERE Learn about SWIIM's use for SGMA compliance, river flow [...]

Oct 21, 2020

Featured SWIIM Certified™ Client: Sran Orchards

2020-10-21T12:57:08-06:00Oct 21, 2020|

SWIIM is proud to feature one of its SWIIM Certified™ clients, Sran Family Orchards. They are committed to growing their almonds in a truly sustainable way and have submitted to third-party water balance monitoring and verification on their almond fields. SWIIM is able to certify that growers have committed to sustainable water use as they [...]

Sep 30, 2020

WEBINAR: Equipment Integration Series: WiseConn

2020-10-02T16:43:10-06:00Sep 30, 2020|

Join us Friday, October 9th @ 12 P.M. Pacific time to learn about SWIIM and its integration with WiseConn equipment and telemetry. Learn how SWIIM, combined with WiseConn can further help growers achieve desired yields through the use of plant sensors, plant requirement recommendations, and data analytics. REGISTER HERE DID YOU KNOW? If you already have, or [...]

Sep 18, 2020

SWIIM Presents at 2020 CA Water Data Summit

2020-09-18T11:13:00-06:00Sep 18, 2020|

SWIIM’s CEO, Kevin France, presented at this year’s 6th Annual California Water Data Summit presented entirely virtually for the first time.  He sat on a panel with Robyn Grimm from EDF's OpenET team (whom SWIIM works with) and Brent Vanderburgh a specialist from the California  State Water Resources Control Board (SWIIM is working on tools [...]

Aug 18, 2020

SWIIM CEO to Present at CA Water Data Summit

2020-08-18T12:26:07-06:00Aug 18, 2020|

SWIIM's CEO, Kevin France, will present at this year's 6th Annual California Water Data Summit on August 20th and 21st. This year's summit will beheld virtually  due to the pandemic and will focus on solutions for water resiliency.  Sustain Southern California and the California Data Collaborative have joined forces in the 5th year of each [...]