Two landscapes stand divided by the hundred-year-old Yolo Bypass West Levee in Solano County. To the south of the levee’s U shape, canals tangle toward the sprawling Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta, which teems with wildlife. North of the levee, former … Read more
Cape Horn is a concrete and earth-filled dam on the upper Eel River in Mendocino County. About 140 miles north of San Francisco, the dam was built in 1907 and blocks the waters of the Eel to form the Van … Read more
Wildflowers bloom like fireworks as winter water dries up in the vernal pool ecosystems of Jepson Prairie.
Ancient and buried riverbeds can move and absorb excess stormwater, storing it for future droughts.
Atmospheric rivers are nothing short of a miracle for California. But climate change is altering their character.
Rodents can weaken critical river levees. Instead of poisoning them, leading to ripple effects up the food chain, levee managers on the Pajaro River are encouraging raptors to patrol the area.
Scientific opinion of beavers has changed over the years, but when it comes to conflict, there’s still not many options.
Major October rain is in the forecast for the first time in five years. As they say in sports, sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.
San Francisco records back-to-back fully dry Octobers for the second time in 170 years.
Is bad news good news for the Bay and Delta’s diminishing flows?