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State releases long-term water use plan
2017-04-12

State agencies have released a long-term plan for drought preparation and water conservation in California. Making Water Conservation a California Way of Life includes actions based on lessons learned during the drought. Some actions will require new legislation or expanded state authority, while others can be implemented under existing authorities.

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Executive order lifts drought state of emergency for most of California
2017-04-12

Governor Brown's new executive order ending the drought state of emergency in most of California, but maintaining prohibitions against wasteful practices, is available online.

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Sites Reservoir Project - Public Scoping Underway
2017-01-31

Notice of Preparation (NOP) Released, Public Open House Meetings Scheduled

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CDFA Secretary Karen Ross to Host Farm Bill Listening Sessions
2017-01-30

Seeking Public Comments on California's Agricultural Priorities
Chico - Wednesday, February 8th (4:30 - 6:30 p.m.)
Silver Dollar Fair (Harvest Hall)
2357 Fair Street
Chico, CA 95928

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California WaterFix Final Environmental Documents Available
2016-12-22

California today released the final, refined environmental documents for WaterFix, an essential effort to modernize the State's water infrastructure

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CDFA and USDA to host joint summit on healthy soils
2016-12-21

A public workshop on healthy soil and climate smart agriculture will be held at at the CDFA Auditorium, 1220 N St., Sacramento, on Jan. 11, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

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2016 Draft Conservation Strategy Available
2016-11-30

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has prepared the 2016 draft Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Conservation Strategy (Conservation Strategy).

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Report on Contribution of Agriculture to Northeastern California's Economy in 2014
2016-10-18

The objective of this annual report is to document the significance of agricultural production, processing, and its related industries to the overall economy of Northeastern California.

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M&T/Llano Seco Fish Screen Facility Long-term Protection Project Public Scoping and Public Meeting
2016-07-18

The USFWS and CDFW are holding two public scoping meetings on July 27th from 2-4pm and later at 6-8pm at the Chico Masonic Family Center (1110 W. East Avenue). The public is invited to learn more about the proposed project, the proposed alternatives, and to provide comments on the scope of the environmental review to be conducted.

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Final EIR and SPRC meeting for Colusa-Sacramento River SRA General Plan
2016-04-19

The Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) has been released, which includes responses to all comments received during the Draft EIR public comment period. The State Park and Recreation Commission will hold several public meetings as they consider approval of the Preliminary General Plan and Final EIR.

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Public Meeting Notice Colusa-Sacramento River SRA General Plan
2016-04-01

The California State Park and Recreation Commission are holding a public meeting on Friday, April 29th, 2016 at Granzella's Banquet Hall (457 7th St, Williams). Agenda items will include consideration and possible action on the the approval of the General Plan and EIR for Colusa-Sacramento River SRA.

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Conservation Conversations
2016-03-14

On March 24, a program that will be held at the Tehama Country Visitors Center on Thursday March 24th at 7 pm titled 'Conservation Conversations' This program will feature Bob Madgic and a multimedia presentation about the Sacramento River.

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Sacramento River Preservation Trust Announces Dates for Paddle California 2016
2016-02-16

Paddle California will be September 29 through October 2, 2106 with four-days of paddling and three nights of camping along the river. The journey begins at Sundial Bridge in Redding, CA and ends at Scotty's Landing in Chico, CA.

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Colusa-Sacramento River SRA Preliminary General Plan and draft EIR public review
2016-02-09

The Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation Area (SRA) Preliminary General Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Report (GP/EIR) is now available for public review.

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Draft CVIFMS Watershed Plan released for informal public review
2015-12-09

The draft Central Valley Integrated Flood Management Study (CVIFMS) Watershed Plan has been released. CVIFMS is a watershed study covering the Sacramento River Watershed and focuses on system-based solutions to water resources related problems.

A public meeting will be held on December 16, 2015, from 4:00 - 6:00 pm at the Yuba County Government Center in Marysville. For more information, visit this website: www.bitly.com/cvifmstudy.

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour will stop in Red Bluff
2015-10-30

On November 14, 2015, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival will be held at the State Theatre Red Bluff, California.

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Draft Central Valley Flood System Conservation Strategy
2015-07-14

DWR has prepared a Draft Central Valley Flood System Conservation Strategy for a 60-day public review and comment period.

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Forum gets a new name
2015-07-14

The Forum has completed the steps to changing the official name of the organization to the Sacramento River Forum.

Glenn County Certified Farmers Market to open after Memorial Day
2015-05-20

Willows Market will open Wednesday, May 27th. Willows Market hours will be from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, every Wednesday thru August 26th. Location will be the Willows City Lot at N. Tehama Street, south of Bank of America in Willows.

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Draft Environmental Assessment for the Bogg
2015-04-20

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has developed the Drafi Environmental Assessment (EA) for Habitat Restoration of the Bogg's Bend Unit on Sacramento River National Wildlife Refoge, The Draft EA describes and evaluates three alternatives and their potential impact on the environment for habitat restoration on the Bogg's Bend Unit in Colusa County. A public review and comment period for the Draft EA will begin on April 17, 2015. For information the letter (pdf). Or read the Draft EA (pdf, 17 MB).

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2015 Northern Sacramento Valley Water Dialogue
2015-04-03

The 2015 Northern Sacramento Valley Water Dialogue will be held April 30, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Corning.

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Special Junior Turkey Hunt Event
2015-03-17

A special junior turkey hunt event that will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge. The Sacramento NWR Complex and the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) are hosting a barbeque and activities for junior hunters at the parking area of the Sul Norte/Codora Units. The parking area is located on the north side of the Butte City Bridge, off Highway 162 in Glenn County.

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SB 234 Seeks Reimbursement of Lost Tax Revenue
2015-03-13

Senators Jim Nielsen and Lois Wolk are principal authors of Senate Bill 234, which would provide $19 million from the state's General Fund to the Department of Fish and Wildlife to make payments to counties for unpaid revenues under the currently suspended Payment In-Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program.

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The Wildlife Conservation Board release draft Guidelines for Prop 1
2015-03-13

The Wildlife Conservation Board is announcing a new grant program to fund projects that enhance stream flow, as outlined in Proposition 1

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DWR and USACE Seeking Stakeholder Input on Sacramento River Basin Watershed Study
2015-03-13

The Department of Water Resources and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Sacramento District seeking input from interested stakeholders for a jointly-led watershed study covering the Sacramento River Basin called the Central Valley Integrated Flood Management Study.

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Projects and Resources Committee (PARC) Meeting
2015-03-04

The Sacramento River Forum is hosting a Projects and Resources Committee (PARC) Meeting on March 12, from 10am - 2:30pm at the Granzella's Conference Center (457 7th St., Williams).

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Sustainable Groundwater Management Act website released
2015-02-28

DWR has released a new website specific to the recently enacted Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.

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Draft Conservation Strategy Available for Public Review
2015-01-27

DWR has prepared a Draft Central Valley Flood System Conservation Strategy (Conservation Strategy) for public review and comment. The Conservation Strategy is an integral component of the 2017 Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP). It outlines a comprehensive, long-term approach to improve riverine and floodplain ecosystems, and provides guidance on how multi-benefit projects can provide ecological benefits while protecting public safety.

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Public Draft EIR EIS for Sacramento River Bank Protection Project Phase II (80,000 lf) available for review comment
2015-01-09

The Draft EIR/EIS has been released for the Sacramento River Bank Protection Project Phase II (Sac Bank) which will authorize 80,000 linear feet of bank protection 'to arrest and avoid streambank erosion that threatens the integrity of the Sacramento River Flood Control Project levee system.' It is programmatic in nature, but looks at five action alternatives using 106 representative sites (which may or may not end up being the actual sites implemented). Several public meetings will be held during the comment period which are listed on the public notice.

CEQA and NEPA comments are due February 27

The document can be accessed on the USACE website

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USFWS withdraws Proposal to Delist VELB from the ESA Following Scientific Review
2014-09-17

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced it is withdrawing its proposal to remove the valley elderberry longhorn beetle from the Federal List of Threatened and Endangered Species. This medium-sized beetle, found only in California's Central Valley, remains protected as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

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The Sacramento River, its habitat and Bank Swallows (Riparia riparia)
2014-09-09

Lucas RossMerz, Sacramento River Preservation Trust, will be bringing their River Road Show to the Altacal Audubon Meeting at the Chico Creek Nature Center on Monday, September 15th, at 6:30pm. Lucas' presentation will give an overview of the history of the Sacramento River with an emphasis on the natural history of Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia)

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USFWS Proposes Designation of Critical Habitat for Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo
2014-08-14

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFW) is proposing to designate 546,335 acres of critical habitat for the western distinct population segment (DPS) of the yellow-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) in 80 separate units in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. The USFWS is seeking public comments through October 14, 2014.

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Hedgerow Workshop
2014-08-11

A workshop titled Benefits of Hedgerows on Farms in the Sacramento Valley will be held on August 27 in Winters. This workshop will focus on the benefits of hedgerows of California native plants in agricultural landscapes. Topics will include bird predation on codling moth, rodents in hedgerows, IPM, and establishment and maintenance practices for planting habitat on field crop edges, including an overview of plant species appropriate for hedgerows in the Sacramento Valley.

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Economic study on the effects of the 2014 drought on agriculture released
2014-07-25

The University of California, Davis Center for Watershed Sciences has published Economic Analysis of the 2014 Drought for California Agriculture. The study indicates the 2014 drought has caused the greatest water-supply reduction ever in California agriculture.

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Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation Area General Plan and EIR - Notice of Preparation
2014-06-16

The Department of Parks and Recreation has issued a Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the draft Environmental Impact Report for the Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation Area General Plan. Click the link below to download the NOP.

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Hedgerow Workshop
2014-06-04

A workshop titled Benefits of Hedgerows on Farms in the Sacramento Valley will be held on June 19 at the Davis Home Ranch in Colusa. The workshop will focus on the benefits of hedgerows of California native plants in agricultural landscapes.

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Governor Brown Issues Executive Order to Redouble State Drought Actions
2014-04-28

Governor Brown issued an executive order to strengthen the state's ability to manage water and habitat effectively in drought conditions and called on all Californians to redouble their efforts to conserve water.

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Reclamation Releases Central Valley Project Integrated Resource Plan
2014-03-21

The Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) has released the final report on the Central Valley Project (CVP) Integrated Resource Plan. USBR investigated climate change impacts on water supplies and demands in the CVP service area and performed an exploratory analysis of potential adaptation strategies to address these impacts.

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California's Drought Information Clearinghouse
2014-03-18

California launches online center for drought information. The Governor's Office and state agencies have launched drought.ca.gov, which will provide a central, one-stop location for drought information. Agencies will continue their own drought webpages, and drought.ca.gov will include a listing of these webpages.

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Hamilton City J Levee project has been funded
2014-03-05

The project will get receive $8.6 million in federal funding for the first phase of the project. An additional $3.8 million in federal funding earmarked in President Obama's 2015 budget, subject to congressional approval.

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California Farmers & Ranchers Offered Drought Help
2014-02-07

USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service is providing information for farmers and ranchers interested in applying for drought assistance funding, which was announced last Tuesday, Feb. 4. Farmers and ranchers should consult with their local NRCS offices as soon as possible in order to apply for assistance by the March 3, 2014, deadline.

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Bird-Friendly Farming Workshop
2014-02-06

The workshop is being held on February 18 at 9 am in the Winters Public Library in support of the Waterbird Habitat Enhancement Program (WHEP), administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). WHEP works with farmers interested in promoting bird-friendly farming practices on eligible farms in the Sacramento Valley.

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Water Action Plan Released
2014-01-31

The final State Water Action Plan was recently released. It outlines California's near- and long-term water priorities and includes 2014-15 Budget Proposals, implementation efforts, updates from public and stakeholder comments.

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Watershed Management Efforts in the Sacramento River Watershed - round table discussion
2013-12-20

The Sacramento River Watershed Program (SRWP) and Glenn County RCD (GCRCD) invite you to a (rescheduled) round table discussion on Tuesday, January 28th from 1pm to 4pm, Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge - Fire Office Training Room, 752 County Rd 99, in Willows

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M&T Chico Ranch/Llano Seco Rancho Fish Screen Facility Short-term Protection Project Draft Environmental Assessment/Initial Study
2013-12-17

The Draft EA/IS, Proposed FONSI, and Proposed MND will be available for a 45-day public review period beginning on December 18, 2013. A public meeting is scheduled for January 10, 2014 at the Masonic lodge in Chico. The first session is from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. A second session is from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

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Public Review Draft BDCP and Associated Draft EIR/EIS Now Available Online
2013-12-09

The public review Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) and associated Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) have been posted to www.BayDeltaConservationPlan.com in anticipation of the formal public review and comment period, which begins on Friday, December 13, 2013.

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3rd Sacramento River Forum
2013-11-15

DWR is holding a Regional Forum to gather and share information relating to the California Water Plan and statewide and local Integrated Water Management. The Forum will also evaluate DWR's regional approach, asking for feedback on ways to improve outreach. Time and Location: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 12:30

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Public draft of California Water Action Plan is posted and ready for comments
2013-11-08

Public comments are being accepted for the draft California Water Action Plan. The plan identifies key management actions focused on water supply reliability, ecosystem restoration, and infrastructure needs. The public review draft is available here: http://resources.ca.gov/docs/Final_Water_Action_Plan.pdf

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USFWS propose to list the western population the yellow-billed cuckoo as a threatened species
2013-11-01

The USFWS proposed to list the western distinct population segment (DPS) of the yellow-billed cuckoo as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in the western United States. The USFWS will accept comments for this proposal through December 2, 2013.

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Red Bluff Recreation Area closure
2013-10-07

The Red Bluff Recreation Area is currently closed to public access due to the partial government shutdown.

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Final public outreach meetings for the Northern Sacramento Valley IRWMP
2013-09-23

In September, 2013, three public meetings will be held in Yuba City, Oroville, and Redding. These will include an update on the Draft Northern Sacramento Valley Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (IRWMP) and a discussion of the next steps/schedule of the NSV Board for discussion and possible adoption of the Plan. Public comments will be received.

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5th Annual State of the Sacramento River Watershed Forum
2013-09-11

The forum agenda will feature panel discussions on topics including: - a comprehensive new framework for system wide flood management, - existing and proposed water storage, - a vision for Sacramento River fisheries, - and concerns and efforts surrounding one of our most important resources, our headwaters. Morning reception at 7:30am on September 17, 2013. Location: Sheraton Grand Hotel, 1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA.

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Coleman National Fish Hatchery volunteer orientation
2013-09-06

Coleman National Fish Hatchery (CNFH) Friends Group is providing an orientation for volunteering for school field trips to the hatchery. The orientation is at 8 a.m. on Friday, September 20 at 24411 Coleman Fish Hatchery Road in Anderson. For information call the hatchery at 365-8622 or email to FriendsofColeman@gmail.com

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Safety Advisory for Labor Day Weekend on the Sacramento River
2013-08-30

The California Department of Parks and Recreation releases an advisory on new state regulations and county ordinances to control the possession and consumption of alcohol on and along the Sacramento River. State Park lands between River Road and the Sacramento River also have alcohol restrictions.

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Bay Delta Conservation Plan forum
2013-08-05

A forum entitled, Understanding the Bay Delta Conservation Plan And Alternative Proposals - How Will Sacramento Valley Interests Be Addressed? will be held from 1-4pm, August 21, 2013 at the Masonic Family Center, 1110 W. East Avenue, Chico CA.

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Middle Sacramento River Science Conference
2013-07-09

Presentations given at the Middle Sacramento River Science Conference, held June 3-4 in Chico, are now available on the web.

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Hamilton City's J Levee project clears Senate Appropriations Committee
2013-07-03

The Hamilton City Flood Damage Reduction and Ecosystem Restoration Project, aimed at restoring the J levee and providing wildlife habitat, made it through the Senate Appropriations Committee this week.

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Bank Swallow Conservation Strategy Released
2013-07-02

The Bank Swallow Technical Advisory Committee has released the Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia) Conservation Strategy for the Sacramento River Watershed, California.

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DWR Releases Draft Regional Flood Atlases
2013-06-28

The atlases were developed as part of the Regional Flood Management Plans for the 2012 Central Valley Flood Plan. Maps in the atlases show flood risk characteristics and hazards. They also include the following information: Local Maintaining Agencies Flood control facilities, Levee conditions, FEMA 100-year floodplain, General land use types, Managed environmental lands, Riparian vegetation, critical habitat, and endangered and threatened species.

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Celebrating 25 Years of Conservation on the Sacramento River
2013-04-30

Please join the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Nature Conservancy to celebrate 25 years of protecting and restoring the Middle Sacramento River. When: Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Where: Tehama County River Park, 25340 South Avenue, Corning

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California's Flood Future: Recommendations for Managing the State's Flood Risk
2013-04-17

The Department of Water Resources released the public review draft of California's Flood Future: Recommendations for Managing the State's Flood Risk on April 3, 2013. Public comments comments will be collected until May 20.

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Technical Workshop: Getting to CVFPP Measurable Objectives
2013-04-15

The California Department of Water Resources is holding a technical workshop on Thursday, May 2, 2013 that will focus on the approach for developing measurable objectives as part of the Basin-Wide Feasibility Studies and Central Valley Flood System Conservation Strategy.

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Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation Area meeting
2013-04-11

State Parks is holding a meeting to discuss future interpretation and Education at the recreation area. To be held Tuesday, April 23, from 3:30pm to 5pm at the Colusa City Hall Conference Room. Please RSVP.

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Little Hoover Commission report on State Parks
2013-04-02

In Little Hoover Commission releases a report entitled, Beyond Crisis: Recapturing Excellence in California's State Park System. The report criticizes the management of the 280-park system and recommends a new operating model be developed.

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Riparian Restoration Methods Workshop
2013-03-28

Cache Creek Conservancy and the Yolo County Resource Conservation District are hosting our annual workshop for restoration professionals, landowners and students on the latest restoration techniques of local riparian ecosystems. April 17th, 2013, 8:00am to 12:30pm at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve in Woodland.

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U.S. Postal Service releases the Bank Swallow Forever stamped envelopes
2013-03-19

The 58-cent Forever stamped envelopes feature the highly realistic stamp art work of illustrator Matthew Frey, which show a large illustration of the Bank swallow (Riparia riparia) perching and a smaller illustration of the bird in flight.

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EIR/EIS review period for Yolo Bypass Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Fish Passage project
2013-03-12

A Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) on the Yolo Bypass Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Fish Passage project is currently being circulated for a 30-day public comment period. Comments must be submitted by April 3, 2012.

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Environmental Coalition Community Gathering
2013-03-07

Join local environmental organizations on Friday, March 8, from 5:30-8pm at the C.A.R.D. Center at 545 Vallombrosa Ave, Chico. We will be learning about each organization's visions, goals and achievements.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces the collaborative Federal Support Toolbox for Integrated Water Resources Management website
2013-03-06

The Federal Support Toolbox, available at www.watertoolbox.us, will serve as a single point of entry to comprehensive information about water resources programs, initiatives, legislation, policies, regulations, collaborations, partnerships, databases, tools, models, data, research and development, education, and leadership that is housed on a participating agency's or organization's own server.

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Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation Area General Plan public meeting
2013-01-23

The public is invited to a public meeting at the City of Colusa

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Yolo Bypass Fishery Enhancement Planning Team Meeting
2013-01-22

The next Yolo Bypass Fishery Enhancement Planning Team meeting has been rescheduled for Friday, January 25, 2013 from 1:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m at 1416 9th Street, Room 1131, Sacramento, CA 95814. Call-In Number: (916) 651-0948

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M&T/Llano Seco Fish Screen Facility, Short-Term/Long-Term Protection Project; Alternatives Evaluation - Summary Report
2013-01-16

A summary report summarizing the results of the expert panel assessment of technically viable alternatives that can be evaluated within the NEPA/CEQA process.

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Colusa Basin Watershed Management Plan released
2012-12-27

The Colusa County RCD has released the Colusa Basin Watershed Management Plan, a non-regulatory roadmap to watershed health that addresses local concerns as identified by watershed stakeholders.

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31st Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference
2012-12-14

The conference agenda and registration for the conference is now online. The conference will be held March 13-16, 2013, in Fortuna, CA.

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Workshop on flood frequency Analysis
2012-12-12

The first of a two-part workshop on flood frequency analysis will be hosted by the Floodplain Management Association and the U.S. Geological Survey on Monday, Jan. 14, in Sacramento. There will be discussion on flood frequency concepts, and the value of long-term and historic flood records. The registration deadline is Monday, Jan. 7.

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Protected green sturgeon habitat upheld
2012-12-01

A federal judge on Friday upheld habitat protections for the green sturgeon, a threatened species, in the Sacramento River

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Lower Tuscan Aquifer Study - Initial results meeting
2012-11-30

The meeting will begin with a short presentation of project activities and results. Then attendees will be free to visit stations focusing on different aspects of the project. December 11, 6-8pm Chico Masonic Family Center

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BDCP Public Meeting
2012-11-16

The next BDCP Public Meeting is scheduled for November 29 in Sacramento. The meeting will provide an update on the BDCP proposed project, and a discussion of the Effects Analysis agency comments and responses. 1:30 - 5:00 p.m. The Pagoda Building, City View Room, 429 J Street, Sacramento

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SRWP Annual Waterhsed Stakeholders' Meeting
2012-11-15

The Sacramento River Watershed Program's (SRWP) Annual Watershed Stakeholders' Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 9:30 am - 4:00 pm, McConnell Foundation Lema Ranch, 800 Shasta View Drive, Redding, CA. RSVP by Nov. 26th.

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31st Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference
2012-11-14

Innovative Approaches to Fisheries Restoration March 13-16, 2013, Fortuna, CA

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Public scoping meetings - M&T Chico Ranch/Llano Seco Rancho Fish Screen and Pump Facility Short-Term Protection Project
2012-09-13

Two public scoping meetings to solicit input for the EA/IS on the M&T Chico Ranch/Llano Seco Rancho Fish Screen and Pump Facility Short-Term Protection Project to be held in Chico on Sept 27.

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Northern Sacramento Valley Water Forum meeting
2012-09-12

The Northern Sacramento Valley Water Forum is holding a public meeting in Chico on October 11, 2012, at the Masonic Family Center. The meeting is titled "Taking a Closer Look at Delta Planning: How Does it Fit Together? How Does it Tie to the Sacramento Valley?"

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Woodland Breaks Ground on River Water Storage Project
2012-09-04

The City of Woodland has broken ground on a project that would use water from the Sacramento River as a primary supply of drinking water.

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EPA releases seven point action plan to improve the Delta
2012-08-31
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Oil Release on Sacramento River Below Shasta Dam
2012-08-17

Hydraulic oil discharged from the Shasta Dam spillway valve operating system into the river on August 15th. The system was shut down and contained within Keswick Reservoir by oil-absorbent booms. Cleanup operations are underway. The Keswick boat launch is closed to the public through Monday, August 20th.

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Public Hearing: Hamilton City Flood Damage Reduction and Ecosystem Restoration Project
2012-08-07

A public hearing has been scheduled for 6:00pm on August 15, 2012 at the Hamilton City Fire Station located at 420 First Street, Hamilton City, California.

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Cherokee Canal proposal removed from flood plans
2012-07-05

A proposal to widen Cherokee Canal and divert floodwater from the Feather River across Butte County to the Sacramento River was officially removed from the current version of the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan.

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NSV IRWM Plan Upcoming Project and Program Proposal Solicitation
2012-06-21

As part of the Northern Sacramento Valley (NSV) Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Plan development process, the NSV IRWM Board is requesting proposed projects and programs for review and possible inclusion in the NSV IRWM Plan. The submission period is from July 10 through August 9 of 2012.

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Robots measure flow of Sacramento River
2012-05-10

A fleet of 100 robots floated down the Sacramento River on Wednesday to demonstrate their ability to measure the pace of the river's flow and to navigate the delta's water.

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DEIR/EIR for Llano Seco Riparian Sanctuary Unit Restoration and Pumping Plant/Fish Screen Facility Protection Project
2012-05-08

Public comments will be collected until June 25, 2012. The DEIS/EIR, and other information on this project are available on this website.

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Hamilton City flood control project funding clears Senate Appropriations Subcommittee
2012-04-26

On Tuesday, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development recommended funding for the J Levee, a major hurdle in the plans to protect homes, farm land and state infrastructure.

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Large numbers of Spring Run Chinook arrive on Butte Creek
2012-04-25

Spring Run Chinook, a naturally spawned fish, make their way up Butte Creek, and were seen by the hundreds jumping over the Parrott-Phelan Dam and fish ladder last weekend.

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California Fish and Game Wildlife Strategic Vision published
2012-04-23

The adopted California Fish and Wildlife Strategic Vision (CFWSV) and two accompanying documents can now be viewed at www.vision.ca.gov

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Disadvantaged Communities (DAC) Mapping Tool
2012-04-05

This new mapping tool released by DWR can help identify disadvantaged communities (DAC) within an IRWM planning region. The maps are based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Delta Conservancy releases draft strategic plan
2012-04-05

The Delta Conservancy has released a draft strategic plan that outlines its role in the future of the Delta. The conservancy

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45-day Public review begins for draft EIR for CVFPP
2012-03-15

DWR announced a 45-day public comment period on the Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (DPEIR) for the Public Draft 2012 Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP).

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Medium-Scale Central Valley and Delta Vegetation maps available
2012-03-15

DWR has released GIS data layers for the Medium Scale Central Valley Riparian and Land Use, 2011, and Medium Scale Central Valley Riparian and Aggregated Delta Vegetation, 2011

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Riparian Restoration Methods workshop
2012-03-13

Cache Creek Conservancy and the Yolo RCD to host annual workshop on April 18th in Woodland, CA

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CVFPB to hold public outreach hearings on draft Central Valley Flood Protection Plan
2012-03-02

The Central Valley Flood Protection Board (CVFPB)is holding a series of public outreach hearings this April to gather comments from stakeholders and the public to suggest focus points for the CVFPB

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Riverview Project to photograph 360-degree panoramas of entire Sacramento River
2012-03-01

Riverview Project will begin gathering high-definition video of the entire Sacramento River. Water quality information will be obtained as well.

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CVFPB invites stakeholder comment on draft Central Valley Flood Protection Plan
2012-02-22

At 1pm at it's Feb 24th meeting, the CVFPB will invite stakeholders to make recommendations for topics that the Board should utilize for its review of the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan prior to adoption.

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Interim strategic plan adopted for DFG and California Fish and Game Commission
2012-02-22

An interim strategic vision has been adopted for the California Department of Fish and Game and the California Fish and Game Commission. The plan identifies suggested core values, guiding principles, and goals and objectives for the two agencies. More details are available in this news release.

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Enlarging Shasta Lake feasible, U.S. report says
2012-02-09

USBR study finds that enlarging Shasta Dam would add up to 18.5 feet to the top of dam. Study considers this feasible and economically justified.

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Water-Related Meeting Updates
2012-01-18

A summary of various water-related meetings in the northern Sacramento Valley

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Falcated duck at refuge is truly one in a million
2012-01-15

People from across America have been fixated for a month over a this nomadic teal duck from Asia

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Unusual Duck spotted
2012-01-04

Falcated duck identified at Colusa National Wildlife Refuge

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Colusa County Draft 2030 General Plan Update & draft EIR available for review
2011-12-21

The public review period will be 60 days, extending from November 17, 2011 to January 16, 2012.

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Sacramento River fluctuations put salmon eggs at risk during run
2011-12-13

Thousands of late fall salmon eggs in the Sacramento River that have yet to hatch are at risk of being dried up as the river fluctuates.

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Delta Plan draft EIR
2011-12-12

The draft EIR is Available for review and comment through February 2, 2012. The current draft Delta plan is available here: link

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Sacramento River Watershed Program Annual Stakeholders Meeting
2011-12-12

- Wednesday, December 14th, 10am to 3pm

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Workshops on Quantifying Efficiency of Agricultural Water Use
2011-11-21

Three public workshops will be held this month to discuss the Department of Water Resources (DWR) proposed methodology for quantifying the efficiency of agricultural water use.

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Glenn County Resource Conservation District Honored for Conservation Work
2011-11-11

Glenn County Resource Conservation District (RCD) was honored as an Outstanding District of the Year

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New Zealand Mud Snails found in the Sacramento River near Red Bluff
2011-11-09

It was recently reported to DFG that New Zealand Mud Snails were detected in samples from late 2010 in the Sacramento River near Red Bluff. This species has spread widely and has become naturalized in many countries.

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Funding for Sites Reservoir Studies
2011-10-14

California Water Resources Control Board votes to allocate funding for Sites Reservoir Studies.

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Effects Analysis Review Materials Available
2011-10-13

The Effects Analysis is a critical component for the BDCP and is intended to provide the best scientific assessment of the likely effects of BDCP actions on the species of concern, and ecological processes of the Bay-Delta system.

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USFWS to issue finding on petition to delist the valley elderberry longhorn beetle
2011-09-06

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is requesting more scientific and biological information from the public and species experts about the valley elderberry longhorn beetle to determine whether the beetle, currently a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), should be proposed for delisting.

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Sacramento River Basin Report Card available online
2011-05-10

The Sacramento River Basin Report Card is based on the Watershed Health Indicator Project (WHIP), and is available online as a report and as a clickable indicators framework.

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Sacramento River Regional Forum on Water Planning and Management
2011-05-03

The Department of Water Resources, in cooperation with local entities and organizations, is holding a Regional Forum to gather and share information relating to the California Water Plan, integrated water management, flood planning and water related efforts. This includes collecting feedback on local conditions and priorities that will help inform statewide investments. The Forum will be held in Colusa on June 2 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Colusa Indian Community is hosting the event at the Community Center located at 3730 Highway 45 in Colusa.

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Riparian Sanctuary section of Llano Seco public workshop
2011-04-07

Community input sought on protecting pumping plant and Riparian Sanctuary section of Llano Seco. River Partners, USFWS, DFG and PCGID-PID to Host Public Meeting (April 28th)

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Irrigated Pasture Workshop
2011-04-01

Saturday, April 9 at Anderson & Palo Cedro

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Public Workshop: Irrigation Water Managment
2011-03-02

Yolo County RCD - 2011 Conservation Workshop Series. March 3, 2011, 7:45am - 3:35pm at the Winter's Community Center.

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The Sacramento River Library is now available
2011-02-08

This online, searchable library provides documents, maps, and photographs of the Sacramento River. The library can be accessed at the link below.

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Chico Oxidation Ponds Wildlife Sanctuary Grand Opening
2011-02-03

The Altacal-Audubon Society, the Sacramento River Preservation Trust, the Chico Water Pollution Control Plant, and the City of Chico are pleased to announce the grand opening of the newly expanded & restored Oxidation Ponds Wildlife Sanctuar. February 19, 10am

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Sacramento River Basin: A Roadmap to Watershed Managment available
2011-02-01

The Sacramento River Watershed Program has realeased this online report which details water quality monitoring, health measurements, watershed projects, and provides an overview of the Sacramento River Basin.

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Public Workshop: Enhancement of Species Permit for the Reintroduction of Spring-run Chinook Salmon to the San Joaquin River
2011-01-20

Location and time: February 3, 5pm

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draft 2012 Central Valley Flood Protection Plan
2011-01-06

DWR releases the Public Draft 2012 Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP)

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Navigating NRCS Programs and Processes - workshop
2011-01-03

January 20, 1pm

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Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP) reports and updates
2011-01-03

The Central Valley Flood Management Planning (CVFMP) Program website provides updates and reports.

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Sacramento River Ecosystem Scorecard and Monitoring Plan Workshop
2011-01-01

The public is invited for a presentation and discussion on the draft Sacramento River Ecosystem Scorecard and Monitoring Plan. January 13, 10:00am

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Valleywide Forum
2010-12-01

Valleywide Forum will Focus on Central Valley Flood Management Planning Efforts

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NRCS Conservation Programs Deadline
2010-10-21

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California has set the application deadline for Fiscal Year 2011 Farm Bill conservation programs funding as November 12, 2010. The deadline includes all California Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) priorities, except the EQIP Organic Initiative. The EQIP Organic Initiative sign up deadline will be provided at a later date.

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Central Valley Flood Protection Plan - Interim Progress Summary No.1
2010-09-21

The CVFPP Interim Progress Summary No.1 has been released for public review. The link below is to a PDF that is ~ 25mb is size.

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Safe Harbor - SRCAF
2010-09-09

The Sacramento River Conservation Area Forum (SRCAF) is developing a Programmatic Safe Harbor Agreement and Voluntary Local Program (SHA/VLP) that will be offered to private landowners within the Sacramento River Conservation Area.

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