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.

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Let the Water Spread Throughout the Central Valley

  The snowpack in Northern California this year was above average. This, coupled with rain at lower elevations, led to Northern California reservoirs filling this year for the first time in five years and water spilling earlier this year from certain reservoirs. As a result, Lake Shasta is now at 107% of historical average, Lake … Continue reading Let the Water Spread Throughout the Central Valley

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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