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The Role and Magnitude of Storage in Northern California

Wednesday, Jul 6th, 2016

  As we move through the middle of summer, now is a good time to think about the important role of surface storage in Northern California and the longer-term solutions that will help California during dry years. To be sure, California currently has 39 million people and a spectacular landscape supporting various other species–all of … Continue reading The Role and Magnitude of Storage in Northern California

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Sacramento River Settlement Contractors Frustrated by Delay in Implementing the Sacramento River Operations Plan for Summer

Thursday, Jun 30th, 2016

The Sacramento River Settlement Contractors (SRSCs) have reviewed the Bureau of Reclamation’s (Reclamation) plan for Sacramento River Operations this summer which is nearly identical to the March 31 plan submitted and approved by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). While the plan is thorough, the SRSCs remain concerned about the time it has taken to reach agreement on the plan by the Federal agencies and the delays in increasing flows in the Sacramento River.

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New Ducks Unlimited Map Displays Extensive Pacific Flyway Habitat in the Sacramento Valley

Friday, Jun 24th, 2016

A new map developed by Ducks Unlimited indicates the various land uses that together make up the Pacific Flyway habitat in the Sacramento Valley. The dominant land use providing habitat is irrigated rice ground. This is joined by sizable acreages of privately managed wetland areas, National Wildlife Refuges and State Wildlife Areas.

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Recharging Groundwater and Sustainable Groundwater Management in Yolo County

Thursday, Jun 16th, 2016

State and local leaders gathered on the banks of the Winters Canal in Yolo County yesterday to commemorate the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District’s (District) project to recharge groundwater into underground storage. The project is part of the ongoing efforts to sustainably manage groundwater in the Sacramento Valley and throughout California. The District … Continue reading Recharging Groundwater and Sustainable Groundwater Management in Yolo County

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