Last month’s NWNL SPOTLIGHT on the California Drought documented the state’s inland Central Valley. Usually, the Sierra Nevadas’ runoff supplies water to the Sacramento River Basin’s rice fields, walnut orchards and migratory waterfowl havens around
the Buttes. However California’s 3-year drought has drastically
reduced this water supply, so critical for agricultural and
ecosystem needs throughout the Central Valley and in the
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Photo by Barbara Folger, NWNL Project Coordinator
Wishing all watersheds enough rain and snow
to recharge their rivers and fields!
Hopefully this new year will bring more efficient irrigation technologies and more drought tolerant crops being planted,
because agriculture consumes 75-80%
of clean fresh water on this planet.
– Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director
I Was Made Erect and Lone
I was made erect and lone
And within me is the bone
Still my vision will be clear
Still my life will not be drear
To the center all is near
Where I sit there is my throne…
Poem by Henry David Thoreau
NWNL photo featured as Photo of the Day on www.treehugger.com !
Return to old watering holes for more than water;
friends and dreams are there to meet you.