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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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Saving Water for California’s Future: The Public Benefits of Sites Reservoir

Thursday, Jan 26th, 2017

The past several years have been a good reminder that California’s hydrology is both variable and unpredictable. This variability is one reason that the proposed Sites Reservoir is so important and valuable to California. In 2015, with hardly any snowpack or rainfall in Northern California, Sites Reservoir could have captured 660,000 acre-feet of water from … Continue reading Saving Water for California’s Future: The Public Benefits of Sites Reservoir

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Flood Control Weir’d

Thursday, Jan 19th, 2017

If you have traveled I-5 between Woodland and the Sacramento River or I-80 between West Sacramento and Davis in the last week, you have witnessed something not seen in over a decade: an “inland sea” of water where seasonal wetlands and riparian vegetation usually dominate the winter landscape. As this California Office of Emergency Services … Continue reading Flood Control Weir’d

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