Water Quality

Water Outreach Paying Dividends

Water Outreach Paying Dividends

Major progress has been made since the CRC took a larger management role in Sacramento Valley Water Communications in September.

Working with regular coordination from NCWA, we have dramatically increased the amount of original content on the Sacramento Valley Water Facebook, Twitter and the CRC and NCWA Websites. The addition of Jennifer Harrison to report on issues of interest to our region has been a major boost. Getting Sites Reservoir constructed remains one of our top goals. To help this effort, we developed an infographic on the importance of Sites to our entire state.

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Just two months ago, reach of the Sacramento Valley Water Facebook Page was about 2,000 people a week. In recent weeks, reach has grown to more than 30,000 people a week.

The Sacramento Valley Twitter feed has also grown, nearly doubling the number of followers in the last month.

We will continue to work with NCWA and AdFarm to tell the story of the importance of an adequate water supply in our valley. We will also continue to work on expanding our reach.

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