Managing Water on our Floodplains for Multiple Benefits: The Proof is in the Projects

Thursday, Mar 18th, 2021

By David Guy

Through collaborative projects, birds and endangered fish are returning to areas they once reared in more than 100 years ago. Partnerships among farmers, conservationists, universities, and state and federal agencies are proving that by reactivating our historic floodplains and using our bypasses during key times of the year, we can create high-quality habitat that produces safe haven and up to 149 times more food for salmon than the river. These key projects demonstrate some of the work being done on the wet-side of the levee.

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We look forward to sharing more detailed accounts of each of these projects over the coming months, beginning with the Dos Rios Project next week. Please take the time to read about these wonderful efforts, and don’t hesitate to reach out to Kylie Fryar at kfryar@norcalwater.org if you have a story or project of your own that you’d like us to highlight.

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