The recent flooding in south Sacramento County has been a boon for the wildlife, if not for the humans. The photos show the water threatening to flood the Refuge office, but it has since receded. Refuge Manager, Bart McDermott said that the flooding is "providing a lot of new habitat for waterfowl, cranes and shorebirds. Overall it's been great to see these winter storms saturate the valley and produce the snow pack we need to pull us out of the drought." We just hope the farms and residents in the area stay safe.