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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."

Blogs from the Valley

Better Planning for 2015: State and Federal Project Operations

The Central Valley Project (CVP) and State Water Project (SWP) have prepared an initial drought contingency plan for 2015 operations, which they today provided to various state and federal agencies. Although there were late 2014 storms that helped our water supply situation in certain areas, the last three dry years have left California’s overall water storage levels below last year. In the Sacramento Valley, it is important that both the CVP and SWP are able to retain as much water as possible in storage–now through May–so the water will be available later this spring and summer for various beneficial purposes. As an example, water that is stored in Lake Shasta can serve multiple purposes in the Sacramento Valley and is available for: 1) cold water releases for salmon rearing in the upper part of the Sacramento River during the summer; …

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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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