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Planting the Seeds Blog : More than a slogan – The urgent need to work together for a better water future

Thursday, Mar 23rd, 2017

  Karen Ross, the Secretary for the California Department of Food and Agriculture, recently spoke about water in the Central Valley and made the following statement: “We know that demand for food worldwide will grow significantly over the next several decades, and we know that available natural resources are becoming more scarce–so to reach a … Continue reading Planting the Seeds Blog : More than a slogan – The urgent need to work together for a better water future

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Saving Water for the Future: California Needs Sites Reservoir

Thursday, Mar 16th, 2017

With the Sacramento Valley in flood stage early this year, the California Department of Water Resources has estimated that by mid-February Sites Reservoir could have stored over 1 million acre-feet of water (over 325 billion gallons) this water year. The Sites Reservoir—a modern off-stream reservoir in Northern California—captures and stores runoff supplies for use in … Continue reading Saving Water for the Future: California Needs Sites Reservoir

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The Changing Conversation in the Sacramento Valley

Thursday, Mar 9th, 2017

  The Northern California Water Association (NCWA) last week celebrated its 25th Annual Meeting at the Sierra Nevada Brewery in Chico with a focus on The Changing Conversation in the Sacramento Valley. A short film was unveiled to showcase the exceptional qualities in the Sacramento Valley and how they are all tied to our precious … Continue reading The Changing Conversation in the Sacramento Valley

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What have we learned from the February flood threat?

Wednesday, Mar 1st, 2017

Throughout the Sacramento Valley, reservoirs are full and the rivers and smaller streams continue to run dangerously high. The water is pressing against levees and the entire region is saturated, making communities vulnerable to future storms and associated flood risks for the next several months. Thankfully the Sacramento Valley’s brilliant bypass system is again working … Continue reading What have we learned from the February flood threat?

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