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Putah Creek News

01 September 2011
UDATE September 22, 2011: We did it!! When a Winters family presented a challenge to our community, the community responded en-masse with outstanding generosity. To date, we have recieved $3,405 in matching funds in response to our request. Thank you to...
26 August 2011
Arthur Shapiro's CreekSpeak in May, 2011, focused on butterflies of California. One butterfly, the charasmatic monarch, has become scarce in our region. I spotted a monarch chrysalys on a milk weed last month, and Center for Land Based Learning Staff spotted...
08 August 2011
When water enters Putah Creek Nature Park, it enters a deep old gravel pit, slows down, and warms up due to the lack of movement and shade. Just as a warm soda has fewer bubbles than a cool soda, warm water has less oxygen. Warm water is less productive for...
01 August 2011
Putah Creek was once a very flood-prone system, with storm flows reaching almost 375,000 gallons per second (50,000 cfs) once every five years. With Monticello Dam, current peak storm flows rarely exceed 74,500 gallons per second (10,000 cfs) because 90% of...
25 July 2011
In 2004 the Winters community began a series of meetings to identify priority projects for the lower 30 miles of Putah Creek. The community identified the Putah Creek Nature Park restoration project as the highest priority. Winters residents want to see fewer...
19 July 2011
Restoration can mean a lot of things: bringing something such as a landscape, a home, or a car back to its original glory. Restoration can also mean simply re-creating function—like restorative surgery—where the outcomes are expected to be better than before...
15 June 2011
In the early hours of Monday, May 23, swimmers from Davis, Oakland, Sacramento, and Irvine began what was to be an all-day swim down the length of Lake Berryessa. The lake is sixteen miles long, nearly the length of the English Channel at Dover. Most swimmers...
06 May 2011
Lake Berryessa is a great place to enjoy a restful weekend: a dip in the lake, a leisurely paddle around a cove, and casual wildlife watching are commonplace along its shores in the spring and summer. However, a group of swimmers from Davis and beyond have no...
20 April 2011
If you eat, then you likely cook (or someone in your house does!). If you cook, you need groceries. Chances are you buy some of your groceries at a local Nugget Market or Food 4 Less. Putah Creek Council has partnered with Nugget Market and Food 4 Less to...
30 March 2011
March 19, 2011 Appeared in Napa Patch, regional services Kids in Napa County and nearby areas will have a better chance of sleeping under the stars, watching osprey dive for fish or doing rolls in a kayak, thanks to a $1.5 million grant that the California...

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