Central Valley refuge provides water infrastructure and waterfowl habitat
By Tara Lohan, from Water Deeply.
About 20 minutes south of Sacramento, Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is divided by a freeway and surrounded by farmland. Its location was not one of happenstance, nor was it solely based on the need for habitat for a specific species. It was a strategic decision made over the course of three decades to help manage flood waters in California’s Central Valley. (more)