New beaver dams are popping up in reaches of Napa County creeks that have not had beaver activity in recent history, like downtown Napa Creek. Beavers can have great benefits for the watershed - dams can improve water quality and quantity, reduce impacts of floods, and increase late season flows. Follow this link to find resources for living with beavers.
On March 3, 2015, the Napa County Board of Supervisors accepted the WICC Board's 2015 Strategic Plan. The plan re-defines the role, mission and goals for the WICC. The plan will be used to prioritize future WICC activities.
Napa-Solano Audubon has just published a Breeding Bird Atlas for Solano County. One of the many birds described in the atlas is the rare short-eared owl. Learn more about the Atlas by clicking on this feature title. Learn more about the short-eared owl by following this link.
The State of California is experiencing one of the most severe droughts on record. Many State, Federal, and Tribal agencies make routine observations of the water cycle. A new USGS website graphically visualizes these data to help understand the effect of drought on rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs.