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

Moving the Needle on Nitrogen Management

For nearly a decade – since Senate Bill SBX2 1 (Perata) was signed into law in 2008, requiring the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board), in consultation with other agencies, to prepare a Report to the Legislature to “improve understanding of the causes of [nitrate] groundwater contamination, identify potential remediation solutions and funding sources to recover costs expended by the State…to clean up or treat groundwater, and ensure the provision of safe drinking water to all communities,” there have been multiple efforts focused nitrogen impacts to groundwater quality.

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Water | Food | Environment The Blog of David Guy

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.

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Water directly benefits the Sacramento Valley's highly productive agricultural enterprises, which support the region's economy and communities; The Valley's water resources need to be managed to ensure that existing economic, social, and environmental systems endure indefinitely.

California Rice
Aquafornia
North State Water Alliance