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Fresno, Calif.
Natural Resources Writer — Fresno Bee

Fresno Bee journalist telling the story of the San Joaquin Valley and the Sierra Nevada. Email: mgrossi@fresnobee.com

Don’t farmers and environment use more water than cities?

fresnobee.com — The San Joaquin Valley's drought fight has spread this year from farm fields to cities, as Bee reporter Marc Benjamin and I reported over the weekend. Now readers are asking me to compare city water use with agriculture and environmental use.

In San Joaquin Valley, drought fight has landed in cities

fresnobee.com — The San Joaquin Valley now battles California's epic drought in cities as much as its nation-leading farm fields. From Bakersfield to Modesto, people struggle to meet some of the highest state-ordered cutbacks anywhere in California. Some cities are coming up short of state-ordered goals - which could ultimately result in fines ranging from $500 to $10,000 a day.

San Joaquin Valley land sinks faster as drought continues

fresnobee.com — The San Joaquin Valley is sinking faster as farmers pump groundwater to save their crops in California's intense drought, state leaders said Wednesday. The state pledged $10 million for counties with stressed water basins to help pass ordinances and create conservation programs to protect groundwater.
Aug 19, 2015

NASA reports San Joaquin Valley land sinks faster as drought continues bit.ly/1EDkTmG

Aug 19, 2015

RT: NASA reports San Joaquin Valley land sinks faster as drought continues bit.ly/1EDkTmG #sjvalleywater

Aug 19, 2015

RT @markgrossi: RT: NASA reports San Joaquin Valley land sinks faster as drought continues bit.ly/1EDkTmG #sjvalleywater

Aug 20, 2015

San Joaquin Valley land sinks faster as drought continues, no answers on damages caused bit.ly/1EDkTmG

Dirty air returns this week, but August has changed

fresnobee.com — Schoolchildren breathe bad air outside on August afternoons in the San Joaquin Valley. We've talked about it a lot in the last five years, but something interesting has changed in the back-to-school month. The change since 2010 has not been postponing the start of school until September or stopping children from riding bikes or walking home in bad air.

Time for next turnaround on San Joaquin River

fresnobee.com — More than six decades after their deaths, the San Joaquin River and chinook salmon slowly are coming back to life in an unprecedented, hard-fought revival. But raising the dead here is not the real magic.
Aug 16, 2015

Time to make water run uphill in San Joaquin River restoration Fresno Bee bit.ly/1Nz8Eg0

Aug 17, 2015

Restoring the San Joaquin River: It's time to make water run uphill bit.ly/1Nz8Eg0 #sjvalleywater

Plague threat closes another Yosemite campground

fresnobee.com — The 304 sites at Tuolumne Meadows Campground in Yosemite National Park will be closed next week Monday through Friday after authorities confirmed they found the bodies of two plague-infected squirrels.

Summer bummer: Landscape gets bad rap as water waster?

fresnobee.com — It's August in a miserable California drought year - water-use crackdowns, fines, lawsuits, shaming and brown lawns. People are getting a little defensive about the manic push to save water. The defensiveness surfaced last week when two experts from the University of California at Riverside wrote a commentary saying trees, lawns, shrubs and flowers "are under unrelenting attack."
Aug 10, 2015

UC horticulturists say landscape gets bum rap in California's drought: bit.ly/1MgbRm0 #cawater

Aug 10, 2015

Maybe we shouldn't be killing of #California's landscaping in this #drought after all: bit.ly/1htHUU4 #Water

Aug 10, 2015

RT @opiniontalk: Earthlog: Does landscaping get a bad rap as water waster? #cawater #drought... fb.me/7GxyFKnEG

Orth announced as leader for new water authority

fresnobee.com — Long-time Valley water leader David Orth will head the newly formed North Friant Authority, starting Aug. 17, the organization announced this week.
Aug 05, 2015

David Orth announced as leader for new water authority | Fresno Bee bit.ly/1MP6Y3T #sjvalleywater

Aug 05, 2015

RT @markgrossi: David Orth announced as leader for new water authority | Fresno Bee bit.ly/1MP6Y3T #sjvalleywater

Breathe deep: Best July in two decades

fresnobee.com — July hasn't been so nice since 1995 in the San Joaquin Valley. We're talking about dirty air, and the lack of it last month. For 21 days last month, the air did not exceed the eight-hour federal health standard for ozone - a corrosive gas that attacks the lungs, skin and eyes.
Aug 04, 2015

RT @opiniontalk: Mark Grossi's Earthlog: Breathe deep, Valley air has best July in two decades... fb.me/5rgwkel4G

Clearing the western road to Yosemite - finally

fresnobee.com — On the steep wall along Ferguson Ridge, an American flag waves above imposing rows of metal "drapery" that stretch hundreds of feet downward. The cable netting is a safety feature covering the face of a massive, 9-year-old rock slide, but it's also a gawker's delight.
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Aug 28, 2015

RT: Fresno schools, look at this big ozone spike (click O3 tab) -- are you practicing football? bit.ly/GRgakG

Aug 28, 2015

Fresno high schools might want to look at this big ozone spike -- are you practicing football right now? bit.ly/GRgakG

Aug 28, 2015

NY Times letter writer on California: First, let's stop this a drought nyti.ms/1EnrRBs

Aug 28, 2015

RT: Wow, Beijing-type pollution level at Wilsonia near Rough #wildfire. Amazingly at "hazardous" level on.fb.me/1NYlN2y

Aug 28, 2015

Wow, Beijing-type pollution level at Wilsonia near Rough #wildfire. Amazingly at "hazardous" level on.fb.me/1NYlN2y

Aug 28, 2015

@airfrezno Talked to a foothill resident yesterday. He said they had an "orange sunrise" ... and he was coughing the whole time.

Aug 28, 2015

Here's link to Fresno State drought report, in case you'd like to see it: bit.ly/1Jod8Dl

Aug 28, 2015

San Joaquin Valley -- here's how your water conservation looked in July on.fb.me/1LAf7Yd

Aug 28, 2015

Plume of Rough #wildfire very visible in satellite loop -- foothill towns getting smoke 1.usa.gov/18PlEs1


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