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

Monday, Aug 14th, 2017

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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New Approaches to Implement the Endangered Species Act in California

Friday, Aug 11th, 2017

A Focus on Recovery Planning and Action While the debates over the Endangered Species Act continue, we believe there are some straightforward and very practical solutions that seem to be working within the current regulatory construct. Most notably, we recommend an increased focus on the section 4 recovery planning process rather than the section 7 … Continue reading New Approaches to Implement the Endangered Species Act in California

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California Agriculture – A State of Abundance

Friday, Aug 4th, 2017

By Todd Manley California’s farmers and ranchers produce an amazing economic bounty.  As demonstrated in an infographic in the June edition of Comstock’s Magazine (page 98), California agriculture contributed $47.1 billion – yes, billion with a “b” (down from a high of $53.5 billion in 2014) to the state’s economy in 2015.  Not included in this … Continue reading California Agriculture – A State of Abundance

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Improving Conditions for Salmon in the Sacramento River Basin

Friday, Jul 28th, 2017

For the past decades, water resources managers have been working with state and federal agencies and conservation partners to implement various programs and projects to improve conditions for viable salmon populations in every part of the Sacramento River Basin. These programs and projects are all shown in a comprehensive new document for the Sacramento River … Continue reading Improving Conditions for Salmon in the Sacramento River Basin

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