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Sacramento Valley Provides Nourishment and Habitat for Delta Smelt

Wednesday, Aug 31st, 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 in concert with state and federal agencies to provide nourishment and improved habitat for Delta Smelt in the Yolo Bypass. These agencies gathered earlier today at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area to … Continue reading Sacramento Valley Provides Nourishment and Habitat for Delta Smelt

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Nigiri Project Provides Great Example of Coordinating Land Uses to Maximize Benefits

Thursday, Aug 25th, 2016

The San Francisco Chronicle published an in-depth insert on California rice that provides valuable insight on future water management opportunities in the Sacramento Valley.  Included in the insert was an article highlighting the Nigiri Project–the California Trout and University of California program to study rearing juvenile trout on harvested rice fields.  This highly acclaimed program … Continue reading Nigiri Project Provides Great Example of Coordinating Land Uses to Maximize Benefits

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Moving the Needle on Nitrogen Management

Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016

For nearly a decade – since Senate Bill SBX2 1 (Perata) was signed into law in 2008, requiring the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board), in consultation with other agencies, to prepare a Report to the Legislature to “improve understanding of the causes of [nitrate] groundwater contamination, identify potential remediation solutions and funding sources to recover costs expended by the State…to clean up or treat groundwater, and ensure the provision of safe drinking water to all communities,” there have been multiple efforts focused nitrogen impacts to groundwater quality.

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California Water Management – No Need to Panic

Thursday, Aug 11th, 2016

In a recent blog post that captures the reader’s attention with the provocative title, “How bad is water management in California,” author Jay Lund compares water management results in California to other parts of the world with similar climates.  When comparing California’s water management (in terms of wealth, food production and aquatic ecosystem condition) with … Continue reading California Water Management – No Need to Panic

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