The signs are everywhere – California is experiencing record dry and warm conditions. The first part of 2013 was the driest on record. Will this continue?

Friday, Aug 16th, 2013

In Northern California, water leaders continue to make a concerted effort to prepare for dry conditions in California. The NCWA Board of Directors and water resource managers throughout the region convened in Richvale earlier this year on January 30 to discuss how the Sacramento Valley can better prepare for the next drought.

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We need a comprehensive water plan for California

Wednesday, Aug 7th, 2013

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson recently provided a fresh and compelling viewpoint in the Sacramento Bee that the “State needs more water, not just improved sharing.” The Northern California Water Association (NCWA) and our partners in the North State Water Alliance are committed to statewide water solutions that advance the economy, environment, and quality of life in Northern California. We have been a strong proponent that California needs a more comprehensive water plan than just a narrow Delta solution. We share the Mayor’s belief “that Governor Brown can come up with an innovative solution when it comes to water policy,” which should include his administration immediately developing a more “comprehensive statewide water plan.”

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Good Water Management in Butte County

Friday, Aug 2nd, 2013

It is rare when a Grand Jury report makes positive statements. Yet, the Butte County Grand Jury report for 2012-13 highlighted the importance of water to Butte County and complimented the water districts and county in the way that water is managed for the benefit of Butte County, as well as presenting the major challenges … Continue reading “Good Water Management in Butte County”

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Sharing the Salmon Success Story

Monday, Jul 1st, 2013

Sharing the story with you of the successes of the “award winning*” Butte Creek Fish Passage Improvement Project never gets old. Year in and year out, the locals wait for salmon to show up at their “favorite spots.” My favorite spot is at Durnel Bridge between Durham and Nelson.

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