Sac, Delevan, Colusa and Sutter Refuges have delayed or modified openings.
(taken from sac refuges web page)
NEWS on DROUGHT IMPACTS - 2022-23
Due to drought conditions at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex, waterfowl hunting season opener is delayed and other recreational opportunities may potentially be impacted.
FALL FLOOD-UPS =
Sacramento, Delevan and Colusa NWRs are anticipated to be able to flood 50% of their total wetlands this year. Flood-ups have started and should be done by mid-November. Water availability, wind, temperature, and precipitation will affect our ability to flood up, and changes to our best-laid plans are LIKELY. Please be patient as we do our best with the conditions at hand.
Sutter NWR = it is unknown at this time if/when Sutter will receive water. We will provide information as soon as it is available.
Steve Thompson North Central Valley WMA - Llano Seco Unit is anticipated to be able to flood 100% of their total wetlands this year. Flood-ups will begin October 1 and should be done by mid-November.
Sacramento, Delevan, Colusa NWRs are anticipated to open to hunting on November 19, 2022 at a reduced quota once the refuges reach the mark of 50% flooded. This may be subject to change as water conditions change.
Sutter NWR = it is unknown at this time if/when Sutter will be open to hunting. We will provide information as soon as it is available.
Sacramento River NWR = the hunting areas of Sacramento River NWR will remain open