Good drought news could be better

Wednesday, Nov 25th, 2015

For a good perspective on the current drought in California, see the following perspective from the Woodland Daily Democrat – Good drought news could be better.  Photos taken by the Western Canal Water District webcam – Wildlife & Rice Farming Webcam. 

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New Thinking around Groundwater Recharge

Thursday, Nov 19th, 2015

The ability to recharge groundwater is receiving increased attention in California. The Legislature in the 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) found that “sustainable groundwater management in California depends upon creating more opportunities for robust conjunctive management of surface water and groundwater resources. Climate change will intensify the need to recalibrate and reconcile surface water … Continue reading New Thinking around Groundwater Recharge

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Celebrating Our Heritage

Friday, Nov 13th, 2015

The Sacramento Valley has a wonderful agricultural heritage with its 2 million productive acres woven together with numerous wildlife refuges and rivers and streams. This heritage can be seen in full bloom at the California Agricultural Museum in Woodland. A recent blog by Jenny Lester Moffitt (a Yolo County resident and part of a local … Continue reading Celebrating Our Heritage

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Statement of Sacramento River Settlement Contractors

Wednesday, Nov 11th, 2015

The Sacramento River Settlement Contractors (SRSCs), representing approximately 450,000 acres of irrigated agriculture in the western Sacramento Valley, are extremely disappointed by the two motions filed on November 9 by the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Bay Institute and other environmental organizations who, for the past decade, have challenged the validity of the water rights settlement contracts executed in 2005 between the SRSCs and the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation). These settlement contracts have been in place for over 50 years, and are a fundamental operating component of the Central Valley Project and the statewide water system.

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