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Sacramento Valley Contributes to Delta Smelt Food Production

Thursday, Jul 21st, 2016

  Sacramento Valley water suppliers–as part of the ongoing effort to creatively manage water for various beneficial purposes—have stepped up these past several weeks to provide water into the Yolo Bypass “to boost production of the zooplankton” that are important food sources for the Delta smelt. Food web impacts are thought to be one of … Continue reading Sacramento Valley Contributes to Delta Smelt Food Production

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UC Davis Watershed Sciences – Five Features of Effective Flow Strategies

Thursday, Jul 14th, 2016

The UC Watershed Sciences has presented a very insightful blog on instream flow strategies. We encourage you to view the post at California WaterBlog – Instream flows: Five features of Effective Flow Strategies.  

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The Role and Magnitude of Storage in Northern California

Wednesday, Jul 6th, 2016

  As we move through the middle of summer, now is a good time to think about the important role of surface storage in Northern California and the longer-term solutions that will help California during dry years. To be sure, California currently has 39 million people and a spectacular landscape supporting various other species–all of … Continue reading The Role and Magnitude of Storage in Northern California

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Sacramento River Settlement Contractors Frustrated by Delay in Implementing the Sacramento River Operations Plan for Summer

Thursday, Jun 30th, 2016

The Sacramento River Settlement Contractors (SRSCs) have reviewed the Bureau of Reclamation’s (Reclamation) plan for Sacramento River Operations this summer which is nearly identical to the March 31 plan submitted and approved by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). While the plan is thorough, the SRSCs remain concerned about the time it has taken to reach agreement on the plan by the Federal agencies and the delays in increasing flows in the Sacramento River.

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