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Drought resilience and conjunctive use in West Placer County: what more can (should?) be done?

Tuesday, Mar 27th, 2018

By Brett Storey, Principal Management Analyst Environmental Utilities, Placer County During the recent drought in California, groundwater aquifers in West Placer County fared much better than other areas of the state. From Spring 2012* to Spring 2016, water levels dropped only about four to five feet in the southwest corner of the County where the … Continue reading Drought resilience and conjunctive use in West Placer County: what more can (should?) be done?

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Winter-run Critical Habitat Conundrum

Thursday, Mar 15th, 2018

Guest Blog by FISHBIO from its Fish Report Just when you think you’ve got a species figured out, sometimes they show up where they’re “not supposed to be” and make you reconsider. This recently happened in the fish world, when adult winter-run Chinook salmon, an endangered fish previously thought to only inhabit the mainstem Sacramento River … Continue reading Winter-run Critical Habitat Conundrum

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Support and Investment in Sites Reservoir Grows with the Sacramento County Water Agency and City of Sacramento

Friday, Mar 9th, 2018

  Earlier today, the Sacramento County Water Agency (SCWA) and City of Sacramento announced their formal decision to participate as a member of the Sites Project Authority. This investment in Sites Reservoir is part of a larger regional effort to develop new water supply storage opportunities and improve water availability for the environment. These entities join … Continue reading Support and Investment in Sites Reservoir Grows with the Sacramento County Water Agency and City of Sacramento

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Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman

Monday, Mar 5th, 2018

  In her book Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman, Miriam Horn has painted a fascinating and compelling picture of the amazing conservation work that is being done out on the landscape by the landowners and other stewards who are making a living from the land, while working equally hard to preserve it for future generations. This book … Continue reading Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman

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