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"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."

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Planning for a Dry Year

As part of the water planning process in California, the State Water Resources Control Board has provided a “Notice of Surface Water Shortage and Potential for Curtailment of Water Right Diversions for 2015.” “As the drought emergency continues, it appears that supplies this year could be just as limited or more so, if dry weather conditions persist.” Like last year, the SWRCB has an orderly process for administering water rights in California based on the priority of the water right and the availability of water. This process provides water suppliers and their landowners an ability to make planning decisions for this upcoming year based on their relative priority and the availability of water in their watercourse. The notice is an important warning for water right holders to begin planning for different water supply scenarios, depending upon the precipitation in their …

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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.

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