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Predicting Unpredictability: A Look at Water Resources Management in Northern California

Thursday, Apr 12th, 2018

  This has been an extremely unpredictable year with respect to rain and snow, which in California is very predictable and reminds us all about the inherent variability in California’s precipitation. Fortunately, water resources managers in Northern California understand the region, they have learned from the past and they are well prepared for this water … Continue reading Predicting Unpredictability: A Look at Water Resources Management in Northern California

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Water Quality in the Sacramento Valley is Healthy for Aquatic Life

Thursday, Apr 5th, 2018

Dr. Stephen L. Clark, Pacific EcoRisk and Michael Trouchon, Larry Walker Associates Recent water quality monitoring testing conducted for the Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition (Coalition) show that water quality in the Sacramento Valley is good and particularly healthy for the aquatic ecosystem.  Aquatic health and the biological condition of waterbodies is generally measured by … Continue reading Water Quality in the Sacramento Valley is Healthy for Aquatic Life

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Re-Managing Water Supplies for the Benefit of Salmon on the Feather River

Thursday, Mar 29th, 2018

A pulse flow was coordinated this week on the Feather River by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). On Monday, DWR increased total releases from the Oroville complex into the Feather River to 4,050 cubic feet per second (cfs) and … Continue reading Re-Managing Water Supplies for the Benefit of Salmon on the Feather River

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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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