Like a human fingerprint, California's Sacramento Valley is truly unique. On the leading edge of ecological and economical sustainability, it's also an exceptional place to live, work and raise a family. The Sacramento Valley joins together a world- renowned mosaic of natural abundance: productive farmlands, wildlife refuges and managed wetlands, cities and rural communities, and meandering rivers that support and feed fisheries and natural habitats. Through efficient management of the region's water resources, the Sacramento Valley will continue to provide what's essential to California's future success and prosperity. Nourishment and sustenance from the fields, habitats for fish and wildlife, recreation and a special quality of life - the Sacramento Valley is home to all of this, and more.
In the Sacramento Valley, the applied water uses differ from the statewide figures. As the chart shows, water is managed for the mosaic of farms, refuges, fish and cities and rural communities.
Blogs from the Valley
A new map developed by Ducks Unlimited indicates the various land uses that together make up the Pacific Flyway habitat in the Sacramento Valley. The dominant land use providing habitat is irrigated rice ground. This is joined by sizable acreages of privately managed wetland areas, National Wildlife Refuges and State Wildlife Areas.Read Article »
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This blog explores the intersection between water, food and the environment - with a focus on the increasing challenges facing California and our efforts to manage and preserve our natural resources for present and future generations.Visit David's Blog »