Let the Water Spread Throughout the Central Valley

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

  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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World Fish Migration Day

Friday, May 20th, 2016

This Saturday, May 21st is World Fish Migration Day for 2016. On this day, over 1,000 organizations located throughout the world host local events “to create awareness on the importance of open rivers and migratory fish.” This day provides a great opportunity for us to reflect on the important role migratory corridors, for fish as well as birds, play in the culture of the Sacramento Valley.

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The Changing Water Landscape in California

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

A recent blog by Jay Lund from UC Davis explores the “Inevitable Changes to Water in California.” Mr. Lund’s observations are thoughtful and from our perspective, he has presented one of the most honest and practical perspectives on how many of the water challenges facing California will emerge over the next several decades.

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Enhancing Water Supplies for the Pacific Flyway

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

The Pacific Flyway is a California jewel that depends upon reliable water supplies. Birds rely upon the ricelands, wildlife refuges and other managed wetlands for their food and habitat. Meghan Hertel, Audubon California’s Working Land’s Director, has highlighted and made a plea for the important and ongoing water needs of the wildlife refuges in California’s Central Valley.

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