Enhancing California’s Water Supply: The Drive for New Storage Spring 2017
This issue of Western Water discusses how one of the
wettest years in California history that ended a record five-year
drought has rejuvenated the call for new storage to be built
above and below ground.
An hour’s drive north of Sacramento sits a picture-perfect valley hugging the eastern foothills of Northern California’s Coast Range, with golden hills framing grasslands mostly used for cattle grazing.
Back in the late 1800s, pioneer John Sites built his ranch there and a small township, now gone, bore his name. Today, the community of a handful of families and ranchers still maintains a proud heritage.