Monthly Archives: February 2015

Yolo Bypass Symposium, Part 3: Farms, flood, fish, and fowl: Putting the puzzle together


Stakeholders discuss how to integrating the multiple plans and processes in the Yolo Bypass Land use in the Yolo Bypass is dominated by agriculture; it is part of Yolo County‚Äôs heritage as well as a vital of its economy. Farming activities in the bypass generally begin in late spring and extend through the summer, when flooding is uncommon. Primary crops […]

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Yolo Bypass Symposium part 2: Fish, fowl, and the mercury conundrum


Restoration efforts have succeeded in restoring waterfowl populations in the Yolo Bypass; can the same happen now for fish? Plus the latest research on methylmercury and wetlands restoration. When the floodwaters flow into the Yolo Bypass in the late winter and early spring in some years, dramatic changes occur. Salmon, splittail, and other native fish species come onto the floodplain […]

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Yolo Bypass Symposium, part 1: A flood of plans and possibilities


Symposium focuses on how to integrate agriculture, wildlife, and public access on the managed floodplain From Maven’s Notebook: In between Sacramento and Davis lies the Yolo Bypass, a narrow strip of land 40 miles long and 3 miles wide. Capable of carrying four times the flow of the Sacramento River, the bypass is part of a larger flood control system […]

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