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State Water Board Briefed on Salmon Recovery Efforts in the Sacramento Valley

Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017

  Jacob Katz with California Trout briefed the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) this morning on salmon recovery efforts occurring in the Sacramento Valley and screened the California Trout short film on rearing salmon on winter-flooded rice fields titled “No Going Back.”   Video of Jacob’s presentation should soon be available at: … Continue reading State Water Board Briefed on Salmon Recovery Efforts in the Sacramento Valley

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A Harrowing Week in the Sacramento Valley

Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017

The events surrounding Oroville Dam this week have been a powerful reminder that the Sacramento Valley is a major floodplain and the water system is foremost a flood protection system, with public safety the first order of business. With nearly 200,000 people on the east side of the Sacramento Valley evacuated from their homes and … Continue reading A Harrowing Week in the Sacramento Valley

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The Drought Paradox in California….When is a Drought not a Drought?

Friday, Feb 10th, 2017

As we write this blog (February 9), there is a LOT of water in Northern California! The Sacramento River right above Fremont weir is flowing at 125,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) and climbing.  This equals more than 935,000 gallons per second or more than 3.366 billion gallons per hour. As a result of all … Continue reading The Drought Paradox in California….When is a Drought not a Drought?

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New Fish Screen Program Infographic

Friday, Feb 3rd, 2017

For more than two decades, water management entities in the Sacramento Valley have engaged in an aggressive effort to construct fish screens at all of the high priority diversions identified by state and federal fishery agencies. As a result, all but two of the high-priority diversions have been screened. The following infographic helps describe the … Continue reading New Fish Screen Program Infographic

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