Category Archives: Delta

Funding approved for wetlands, waterfront projects in Delta

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy Board has approved $24 million in funding for two projects that will restore wetlands and improve community access in Contra Costa County. One project, on Webb Tract, will design and construct up to 3,500 acres of managed, flooded … Continue reading

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Restore the Delta’s fundraiser – Where the Future Flows is 6/22/23.

Join us on Thursday June 22, 2023 for dinner, wine, and the Delta Advocate Award ceremony at Bare Ranch by Michael David Winery in Lodi, CA. We are so excited to celebrate in person this year. We will be honoring individuals for … Continue reading

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Ghost Stories from the San Joaquin Delta – Los Medanos College Lectures on Delta History – May 16

Tule fog, railroads, waterways and remote homesteads provide a rich canvas upon which local legends are built. Once home to the wealthiest pioneers in California, few today remember John Marsh, Point of Timber, populist political wars, and ritualistic murders as … Continue reading

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Delta Island Adaptations 3rd Public Workshop

Tuesday, April 254 PM to 6 PM Virtual workshop only The Delta Island Adaptations Project Team invites the public to discuss proposed land use scenarios for Bouldin Island developed in phase 2 of the project. Input from this workshop will be … Continue reading

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Delta Science Tracker

The Delta Stewardship Council recently announced that the Delta Science Tracker is now available online. The Delta Science Tracker is an online tool that hosts a comprehensive inventory of scientific research and monitoring activities conducted in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The website allows users … Continue reading

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Delta Conveyance Project (the Tunnel) Planning Process Road Map – January 2023

Building on progress in 2022, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) will continue to advance environmental planning and permitting activities, as well as public outreach and engagement, in 2023.  To help navigate the various permitting and regulatory compliance processes the project … Continue reading

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Delta Restoration Forum registration open

On February 8, 2023, the first Delta Restoration Forum will bring together groups working on and impacted by ecosystem restoration in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun Marsh. For both in-person and virtual participants, presenters will share updates on progress … Continue reading

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Marsh Creek levee repair

Recent rains have damaged parts of the Marsh Creek levee north of E. Cypress Road in Oakley. On Wednesday afternoon Reclamation District 2137 began repairs on the levee. Repair work will continue for the next several days. California Reclamation Districts … Continue reading

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DWR Completes Scheduled Removal of West False River Emergency Drought Salinity Barrier

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has completed the removal of a drought salinity barrier from the West False River in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The barrier was installed in June 2021 to prevent saltwater intrusion with less fresh water from upstream reservoirs and streams flowing into the Delta during California’s ongoing extreme drought conditions. DWR was required to remove … Continue reading

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At Big Break – Nature with a Naturalist – Sunday December 11 and Sunday December 18

Sunday, December 11 and Sunday, December 1811 AM to 12 PM Big Break Regional Shoreline69 Big Break Rd, Oakley, CA 94561 Explore the wonders of nature in the Delta. Guided by a Big Break Naturalist, you will uncover what makes … Continue reading

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Delta Tunnel Draft Environmental Impact Report Public Comment Session

Delta Tunnel Draft Environmental Impact Report Public Comment Session Tuesday, December 64 PM to 5:30 PM Willow Ballroom10724 CA 160, Hood CA 95639 The Delta Legislative Caucus and Delta Counties Coalition are hosting an in-person session in the Delta to collect comments … Continue reading

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Delta Conveyance Project Draft EIR Comment Period Extended to December 16

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Delta Conveyance Project was released for public review and comment on July 27, 2022. Today, the Department of Water resources (DWR) is announcing the comment period has been extended, by request. The new end date … Continue reading

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Big Break August Naturalist Series

Nature’s Lego: August 5th, 10:00am Join us for an in-person Big Break Littles! Bring the little ones to the park for nature before nap time.Registration Required Email bigbreakvisit@ebparks.org orcall 510-544-3050 Delta Discoveries August Every Saturday and Sunday 12:00am-2:00pm The Delta … Continue reading

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The Delta Tunnel Project – Answering Questions

Check out this new video series that asks and answers fundamental questions related to the proposed Delta Conveyance Project. Topics include how water moves through the state’s largest water transport system, the risks to the system and why it is critical … Continue reading

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CDFW Completes 2022 Waterfowl Breeding Population Survey

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has completed its 2022 waterfowl breeding population survey. The resulting data indicate the overall number of breeding ducks has decreased by 19 percent, including mallards that are the most abundant duck in … Continue reading

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Boat sober this July 4 weekend – Operation Dry Water will carry out Boating Under the Influence Checkpoints

On one of the deadliest holidays for recreational boating-related accidents, California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is reminding recreational boaters to avoid alcohol this Fourth of July holiday weekend. DBW and more than 45 law enforcement entities … Continue reading

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The Drawbridges of the Delta

By Aleta George from Estuary News Magazine  The moveable bridges that cross the rivers and sloughs in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta were built in the first half of the 20th century, and most are operated by control panels as old as … Continue reading

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Exploring the futures of Webb Tract, Holland Tract, Bacon Island and Bouldin Island – Survey

The goal of the Delta Islands Adaptation (DIA) Project is to improve the resilience and sustainability of the islands in California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta owned by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) by the most cost-effective means. The … Continue reading

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Great California Delta Trail Master Plan is Now Available!

The charge for the Great California Delta Trail is to include routes for bicycling and hiking, with interconnections to other land and water trail systems, recreational facilities, and public transportation. Water trails will provide continuity in places where land trails are not … Continue reading

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Delta Flood Ready website

There are over 1,100 miles of levees protecting 700,000 acres of lowland in the California Delta, and no matter how well built the levee, no levee is flood-proof.  Know as much as you can about the threat of flood – … Continue reading

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