Progressive Water Management: A Look at a Local Water Agency

Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015

Water agencies throughout the Sacramento Valley have been leaders in progressive water management and environmental stewardship—managing water for farms, birds and fish. Western Canal Water District just south of Chico was recently featured in the ACWA News with a detailed story on how Western Canal has pursued an ethic of environmental stewardship. Through its leadership and water management actions over the past decade, Western Canal provides high quality water for ricelands and other managed wetlands that serve as essential Pacific Flyway habitat.

Water agencies throughout the Sacramento Valley have been leaders in progressive water management and environmental stewardship—managing water for farms, birds and fish. Western Canal Water District just south of Chico was recently featured in the ACWA News with a detailed story on how Western Canal has pursued an ethic of environmental stewardship. Through its leadership and water management actions over the past decade, Western Canal provides high quality water for ricelands and other managed wetlands that serve as essential Pacific Flyway habitat. Western Canal also has made significant investments in modernizing its water delivery system, which has led to more efficient water management and it has played a significant role in the strong returns of spring-run salmon on Butte Creek over the past decade. As Board of Directors President Eric Larrabee has said, “the water supports the economic, environmental and social values of its landowners and the surrounding communities.” For more information, see the ACWA news at: ACWA News. (page 10)

View Western Canal’s webcam – Wildlife & Rice Farming Webcam

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