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  • April

    Natomas levee improvements hit high gear

    With the Sacramento River to its west, and the American River to the south, the Natomas Basin sits at the confluence of two major waterways. Streams, creeks and tributaries mark the northern and eastern boundary. Water surrounds the basin’s perimeter. Levees help keep flowing waters in their channels and out of growing neighborhoods, where approximately 100,000 people live, but a breach to any section of the 42 miles of levee surrounding Natomas could be catastrophic.
  • May

    Economist Nick Applegate accepts challenge, achieves Planner of the Year

    Staring into spreadsheets and running countless computer models doesn’t make for exciting news photos, but Nick Applegate says economic risk analysis is central to finding water solutions that keep Californians safe and give the Nation the most value for dollars invested. Read about Applegate’s award-winning work here.