Nature & You Lecture: “Flood Control” with Lewis Bair
Come join Lewis Bair of Reclamation District No. 108 as he talks about the levee system and flood control in Yolo and Colusa Counties.
RD 108 is surrounded on three sides by levees, that include the west-side levees from Colusa to Knights Landing along the Sacramento River, a Back Levee along the District’s western boundary to prevent flooding from the Colusa Basin, and then along the slough in the South that at one time took drainage water from the Colusa Basin back to the Sacramento River. The District works in coordination with the Sacramento River Westside Levee District and the Knights Landing Ridge Drainage District to maintain over 90 miles of levees. All of the levees were originally built by the local landowners using whatever materials available and whatever criteria they chose, but have since become part of the federally sponsored Sacramento Flood Control Project.
One of the greatest benefits of farming in the Sacramento Valley is the amount of habitat provided to wildlife. Rice farming provides valuable open space and habitat for ducks, geese, and shorebirds, in addition farming practices within Reclamation District No. 108 provides habitat to other wildlife, many of which are species of special concern, threatened, or endangered.
Note: All participants agree to abide by the terms and conditions of Tuleyome’s waiver of liability which can be seen and downloaded HERE. All participants also understand that photographs will be taken at the event. If you do not wish to be photographed, you must tell the photographer and avoid the cameras’ line of sight.
|Location||Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library 315 East 14th Street, Davis, CA|