New Study Advances the Science of Measuring Crop Water Use in California’s Delta – Application of this Research Will Improve Water Management

From mavensnotebook.com– A new study organized by state agencies points toward significant improvement in understanding and managing agricultural water use in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The study compared seven crop consumptive use measurement techniques, including in-field instrumentation, regional weather stations, crop standard evapotranspiration data, computer analysis of satellite and aerial images as well as variations and combinations in how the techniques are applied. (more)

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Darren Suen has been selected for the Board’s new Policy Advisor position. He performed this function in Acting capacity for the last year, working to raise awareness about the Board’s role in flood management and to advance flood policies that support public safety and provide benefits to the environment and agriculture communities. Prior, Darren was the Department of Water Resources serving as Program Lead and Policy Advisor for the Assistant Division Chief of the Flood Management Division and the Deputy Director in Flood Operations Center during flood emergencies. Darren has a long career in program management and flood control, working in private, State, and federal agencies. Currently, he also serves as a member of the Elk Grove City Council. Congratulations to Darren!

Michael Wright has been selected to fill the Chief Engineer position beginning April 2, 2019. Michael has been with the Board since 2011. During his tenure, Michael has held multiple supervisory positions, including Enforcement Section Chief, Acting Operations Branch Chief, and Plan Implementation and Compliance Branch Chief. For the past eight months, he has been filling the Chief Engineer role. Congratulations, Michael Wright.