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New: The impact of drought in the Sacramento Valley


Questions and answers about the expected impact of drought on farms, communities and the environment north of Sacramento.

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New: Armstrong & Getty water use comparisons


The radio hosts visit the State Capitol Mall to discuss water use efficiency in rice and how much water it takes to grow a variety of things.

New: Mowing down Breakfast


When water flows in the Sacramento Valley, a diverse amount of wildlife benefits. Check out this Muskrat, videotaped in Yolo County by Leslie Morris.

New- Two Rice Country photo albums by Brian Baer


Despite the drought, the Sacramento Valley Remains a beautiful and essential part of the state. Enjoy nearly 30 photos from Brian Baer of spring in the valley and of some of the communities that help make this area so special. View the Early Spring in Rice Country photos View the Heart of the Valley photos
Drought damage could ripple throughout the Sacramento Valley


General Manager Lewis Bair of Reclamation District 108 comments on the sweeping impacts that may lie ahead from reduced farming due to the drought.

New- A Naturalist in Rice Country, Part Four


We wrap up our series with John Muir Laws with his comments on wildlife in the Sacramento Valley and about a new wildlife map and guide for the region.

New- Drought may dry up small town economies


Reduced crops because of drought could have a major impact in the rural communities in the Sacramento Valley.

New- Major push underway to improve California Water Storage


Congressmen LaMalfa and Garamendi launch an effort to get the Sites Reservoir built in Colusa County. This reservoir would provide a huge increase in California's water storage.

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View comment from Congressman John Garamendi

New Grower Blog- Groundwater may partly mitigate drought impacts


Farmer Dennis Lindberg comments on how wells may help during the drought.

New- Drought concerns in the Sacramento Valley


General Manager Thaddeus Bettner of the Glenn Colusa Irrigation District comments on what the drought could mean for farms, communities and wildlife.

New- A Naturalist in Rice Country, Part Three


Naturalist, Artist and Educator John Muir Laws visits the Colusa National Wildlife Refuge and comments on a huge gathering of Night Herons.

New CRC Blog- Where is Sites and why is it important to every Californian?


Travel with the CRC’s Jim Morris to rural Colusa County, to a location that could play a large role in solving future water shortages in the state.

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New CRC Blog- Rice and Wetlands: Exceptionally critical to Waterbirds in low water years


The value of rice fields has never been greater during this dry period. The CRC’s Paul Buttner and Mark Biddlecomb with Ducks Unlimited have more.

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New CRC Blog- Osaka Sushi


Premium California Rice is the foundation of this wonderful dining experience. The CRC’s Julie Cader has details.

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New: A Naturalist in Rice Country, Part Two


There’s great excitement as Naturalist, Artist and Educator John Muir Laws visits a shallowly flooded rice field in Colusa County loaded with more than 200,000 Snow Geese.

New video- Ripple Effect


New: A Naturalist in Rice Country, Part One


Come along as Naturalist, Artist and Educator John Muir Laws visits Sacramento Valley rice country. His first stop is a rice field in Williams that’s lacking one important component- water.

New CRC Blog – Got Cabin Fever?


Don’t let the stormy weather dampen your spirits. Julie Cader provides a tasty recipe featuring California Rice.

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New Video- Epic Grind


An amazing gathering of Snow Geese in Sacramento Valley rice country in recent days. Leslie Morris captured this action from Colusa County.

New CRC Blog- What the Drought will mean in Rice Country


CEO Tim Johnson provides a rice perspective on the known and unknown aspects of the drought.

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