Agricultural Water Management Planning in the Sacramento Valley

Friday, Jun 20th, 2014

The water resources managers in the Sacramento Valley have developed agricultural water management plans to guide important water management throughout the Sacramento Valley.

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Now is the Time to Invest in California’s Water Future

Monday, Jun 9th, 2014

I had a wonderful opportunity earlier today to join several esteemed leaders in asking the Legislature and our Governor to invest in California’s water future. At our state’s capitol this morning, I joined Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, the Nature Conservancy’s Jay Ziegler, Cesar Diaz from the State Building and Construction Trades Council, Stan Van Vleck from Downey Brand, and elected leaders from throughout the region in supporting a water bond that provides strong provisions to improve water supply reliability for people and nature.

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Pacific Flyway Values Featured In New Infographic

Friday, May 30th, 2014

The Northern California Water Association has developed a new infographic highlighting the Pacific Flyway lands in the Sacramento Valley. The Pacific Flyway is a prominent part of the land use and culture of the Valley. Every fall, the region transitions into prime habitat for the shorebirds, migratory waterfowl, raptors and other species that utilize the Flyway. This is only possible because water suppliers are able to deliver adequate, timely and high quality water supplies throughout the year to the varied lands providing habitat benefits. To learn more about the Sacramento Valley portion of the Pacific Flyway and to see the new infographic, visit the NCWA website at:

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Regional Self-Sufficiency: Using Water in the Sacramento Valley for Farms, Fish and Birds

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Water is the lifeblood of the Sacramento Valley, and with minimal precipitation and low reservoirs in the North State, we are using every drop to support our farms, fish and birds. Our goal is to be self-sufficient as a region – this year and every year – because water security at the local level is the best strategy to avoid impacts from drought, now and in the future.

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