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
Leading scientists from nearby University of California, Davis and throughout the world are pointing towards the value and importance of re-activating floodplains as the key element to improve conditions for fish within a managed water system like the Sacramento Valley. (See: Floodplains: Processes and Management for Ecosystem Services by UC Press). To improve conditions … Continue reading Reactivating the Floodplains in the Sacramento ValleyRead Article »
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