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

The Time is Now to Save Water for California’s Future: The Public Benefits of Sites Reservoir

The Sites Project Authority today submitted an application to the California Water Commission to fund the public benefits of Sites Reservoir. Sites Reservoir is a unique and very modern water storage project–offering significant public benefits by providing up to 50% of water to environmental flows, creating a net benefit in water quality improvements; reduced salinity … Continue reading The Time is Now to Save Water for California’s Future: The Public Benefits of Sites Reservoir

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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