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Putah Creek Water Management Initiative

​What is the Putah Creek Water Management Initiative?

The Lower Putah Creek Coordinating Committee (LPCCC) is leading the Putah Creek Water Management (PCWM) initiative. The initiative will coordinate creek water use and distribution among all water uses, including riparian water right holders, groundwater recharge, fish, wildlife, and others. Water management concerns among Putah Creek water users includes diminishing water quantity, uncertain water reliability, fair creek use, and regulatory compliance.

The Solano County Water Agency (SCWA) is responsible for ensuring Putah Creek water flow and use complies with State laws. The LPCCC and SCWA are partnering to address Putah Creek challenges through the PCWM initiative. When implemented, PCWM will protect and enhance a functioning creek, support agricultural operations, and ensure environmental flow compliance.

The PCWM process is actively reaching out to growers, community organizations, the public, and agencies to gather and understand interests, priorities, and concerns. The PCWM’s objective is to identify solutions to address Putah Creek challenges that are informed by transparent stakeholder engagement, technical and scientific information, and laws and regulations.

Goals of PCWM

Fair Creek Management – The water is shared by many. PCWM strives to ensure that creek water remains available for all users by supporting compliant and fair water management.

Support Agriculture’s Need for Water Information to Plan their Operations –  The Creek is an essential seasonal source of water for growers. PCWM aims to improve water
predictability for planning agriculture operations in the region.

Maintain Environmental Flows – The Creek must be maintained for fish and wildlife. It is mandated by law for Putah Creek to have minimum environmental flows. PCWM is a critical step towards creating reliable flows in the creek.

Water Regulation & Compliance – The California State Water Board mandates all water agencies and water users comply with water regulations. SCWA is responsible for ensuring Creek flows and use is in compliance with State laws. The LPCCC and SCWA are addressing regulatory compliance through PCWM.

Events Archive

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Davis Putah Creek Community Gathering #1

January 10, 2024

Winters Putah Creek Community Gathering #1

October 5, 2023

Public Agency Focus Group

January 9, 2024

Irrigators Meetings

March 20, 2024

February 20, 2024

February  13, 2024

PCWM in the Media

Davis hosts second Putah Creek Community Gathering

January 11, 2024

Water management initiative tackles Putah Creek concerns

October 6, 2024

Upcoming Event

  • Focus Groups with Water Users, January – March, 2024
  • Putah Creek Community Gathering #2, April 2024

Stay Informed, Stay Connected!

Stay up-to-date with the latest news and developments of the PCWM Initiative. By joining our mailing list, you will receive regular updates on upcoming events, progress made on our initiatives, and opportunities to actively participate in shaping the future of water management in Putah Creek. For any inquiries, please feel free to reach out to Guadalupe Garcia at guadalupe@aginnovations.org.

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