Friday, August 22, 2014
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
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California Conservation Corps build a sanbag ring around an active boil of water coming through a levee during a flood fighting skills training Wednesday in Rio Vista. The exercise is meant to help sharpen the skills of the flood responders to protect levees from wave-wash erosion. (Conner Jay/Daily Republic)
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Rancher Tom Schene drievs his pickup truck along the levees that protect and irrigate his lands from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta sloughs on November 2. While the levees create rich farmlands, endangered and rare species of fish could push the state to breach the levees to create wetlands for their habitat. (Conner Jay/Daily Republic)
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Farmlands flooded for rice production sit along Interstate 80 outside of Sacramento on November 26. Water from the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta is used to irrigate much the farmland around Solano County and the rest of California. (Conner Jay/Daily Republic)
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Terry Landers of Dixon fishes off the levees protecting the farmlands east of Dixon on November 2. While the levees create rich farmlands, endangered and rare species of fish could push the state to breach the levees to create wetlands for their habitat. (Conner Jay/Daily Republic)