From – Secretary Wade Crowfoot praised the work underway in the Sacramento Valley, noting that they have taken a holistic vision of the water system and figuring out how to improve environmental management in a manner that actually improves water reliability. ”You all deserve a lot of credit for elevating the use of multi-benefit floodplains as an example of how we can reduce downstream flood safety risks, improve our groundwater aquifers in some cases, and create habitat in a way that will keep our fish healthy. And we know if our fish are healthy and avoid falling into that endangered species status, we’re going to have a more stable reliable water system.” (more)