Working Together to Ensure Drinking Water in the Sacramento River Basin in a Dry Year: The North State Drinking Water Solutions Network

Wednesday, Aug 10th, 2022

By Bruce Houdesheldt, Director of Water Quality This summer the typically verdant landscape of the Sacramento Valley has taken on the ochre color of the smoke from a forest fire.  The landscape has far less water available this year, with farmland fallowed and the iconic waterfowl of the Pacific Flyway and threatened Giant Garter Snakes … Continue reading “Working Together to Ensure Drinking Water in the Sacramento River Basin in a Dry Year: The North State Drinking Water Solutions Network”

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Whitewater Rafting from Ridgetop to River Mouth: Seeing the Multiple Benefits of California Water

Thursday, Aug 4th, 2022

Legislative staff excited as they enter Satan’s Cesspool rapid on the South Fork American River. By Gary Link, NCWA Legislative Affairs Director “Water is life.” Bryce Lundberg, NCWA Annual Meeting, March 2022 Safe clean drinking water, water to nurture life sustaining food for a growing human population, water for wildlife, water for floodplains, water for … Continue reading “Whitewater Rafting from Ridgetop to River Mouth: Seeing the Multiple Benefits of California Water”

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A Picture of the Devastating Impacts of the Drought in the Sacramento Valley

Wednesday, Jul 27th, 2022

By  David Guy, Northern California Water Association        Tim Johnson, California Rice Commission A briefing earlier this week painted the picture of the devastating impacts the multi-year drought has had on the west-side of the Sacramento Valley, including the impacts on farmers, communities, water suppliers and fish and wildlife. There was also discussion … Continue reading “A Picture of the Devastating Impacts of the Drought in the Sacramento Valley”

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A Devastating Water Year in the Sacramento Valley! Yet, the California Water Rights is Working and Continually Improving

Wednesday, Jul 20th, 2022

By David Guy The State Water Board today adopted another emergency curtailment and reporting regulation for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta watershed. With a series of dry years and a current water year having both the wettest and driest months we have seen; we appreciate the State Water Board’s efforts–despite the devastating water year in the … Continue reading “A Devastating Water Year in the Sacramento Valley! Yet, the California Water Rights is Working and Continually Improving”

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