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Water cutbacks in the Sacramento Valley: More than 25 percent in every part of the Valley

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Water supplies in the Sacramento Valley have been reduced more than 25 percent in every part of the Sacramento Valley this year—with many areas having their surface supplies reduced 100 percent. Importantly, these cutbacks will have a negative impact on all the water uses in the region, including cities and rural communities, farms, fish, birds and recreation.

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Improving Water Quality in the Sacramento Valley

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

For more than a decade the Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition (Coalition) has brought together farmers, ranchers, wetlands managers, conservation organizations, water resources managers, resource conservation districts and Agricultural Commissioners to implement a “Regional Plan for Action” that focuses on improving surface water quality…

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Water Providing Multiple Benefits Prompts Water Rights Over-Appropriation Myth

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Over the past several years there have been reoccurring claims that California’s water rights are over-appropriated and that the water rights system does not work. This erroneous claim is made by those who simply add up all of the water rights maintained by the State Water Resources Control Board and state that they total more than the available water supplies in the state and therefore they are over-appropriated.

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Yuba Salmon Partnership Initiative

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

The Yuba Salmon Partnership Initiative is a collaboration between the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries), Yuba County Water Agency (YCWA), American Rivers, Trout Unlimited and California Sportfishing Protection Alliance to return spring-run Chinook salmon and possibly steelhead to more than 30 miles of the North Yuba River. Deep, cool pools on this stretch of the river provide ideal habitat for a species that summers in mountain streams before spawning in the fall.

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