Industry News

Work continues to address thiobencarb exceedances

The thiobencarb exceedances at the Colusa Basin Drain 5 (CBD5) site north of Highway 20 are beginning to decline. Two special monitoring events took place north of the CBD5 site as a result of the five drain exceedances on May 19, 21, 26, 28 and June 2. On May 27, the City of West Sacramento had a detection of thiobencarb below the secondary maximum contaminant level. All remaining city intake and Sacramento River results were non-detect through June 4.

We will evaluate the thiobencarb monitoring results and the final water hold release dates before determining whether to wrap-up the monitoring season the end of this month, later into July. The increase in thiobencarb use as a result of severe drought conditions along with the impact of less water in the drains adds to the challenge of managing the Rice Pesticide Program.

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CRC Board Elections Complete

We welcome the following members and alternates to the Board of Directors for the upcoming 2019/20 term. Thank you to all who ran for the open positions. Please note one alternate position in District 4 is pending contact with a write–in candidate.