Managing Water for Multiple Benefits
The Sacramento Valley is a unique place. Bounded on the east by the Sierra Nevada, the west by the Coast Range, and the Cascade to the north, the Valley sweeps 150 miles from Redding to Sacramento. A mosaic of beautiful, picturesque farmland, world-class wildlife reserves and thriving communities—interwoven with dynamic rivers and streams. Nowhere are natural and human resources more closely integrated and cared for than the Sacramento Valley.
The Sacramento Valley acts as a funnel that focuses water from the Sierra Nevada, Cascade and Coast Range into a highly managed, flow-through, system that protects people from floods and makes water supplies available at the right time, so that the same water can serve multiple beneficial purposes for the natural and working landscapes as it flows through the Valley.
For a video showing multi-benefit water management in the Sacramento Valley, see: