Category Archives: Delta

Collecting Stories of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

The Delta Protection Commission is currently collecting historical and cultural materials on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Selections and excerpts from these materials may be published in an anthology for high school and college readers as well as for those interested … Continue reading

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US Senate Approves the Proposed Delta National Heritage Area

Last Tuesday, the Senate passed S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act, a large public lands bill that includes the establishment of the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area (NHA). The Commission would be the local coordinating entity for … Continue reading

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CDFW releases guidance document for Delta conservation planning

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) this week released the Delta Conservation Framework as a comprehensive resource and guide for conservation planning in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta through 2050. For more information, click here.

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The battle against the tunnels continues – New Governor, What Will Change in CA Water Policy? Digging into Details of Recent Water “Deals”

Will Gavin Newsom change the state’s water course? Fish and farmers will soon find out – LA Times 1/4/19 “Newsom has previously said he favors a scaled-down tunnel project. Whether he reappoints state water board chair Felicia Marcus will signal … Continue reading

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Dutch Slough Project Creates Richer Habitat for Delta Fish and Wildlife

From California Department of Water Resources Editor’s note: The following article is part of a continuing series highlighting the California EcoRestore Initiative, which seeks to restore 30,000 acres of habitat in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta by 2020. California EcoRestore is an … Continue reading

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State Water Board Adopts Bay-Delta Plan Update for the Lower San Joaquin River and Southern Delta

SACRAMENTO — The State Water Resources Control Board today adopted a plan designed to restore water flows through the Lower San Joaquin River and its tributaries—the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced rivers. The plan sets a starting point for increased flows but … Continue reading

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DWR breaks ground on Dutch Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration Project

  The Department of Water Resources (DWR), along with State and local partners, celebrated the groundbreaking of the Delta’s largest tidal wetlands restoration project. The Dutch Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration Project will re-establish a rich ecological network that will boost … Continue reading

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