Category Archives: Delta

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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Great California Delta Trail Draft Master Plan now available

The draft Master Plan for the Great California Delta Trail is now available for review and comment. The Master Plan proposes ways to link trail systems from Sacramento to the San Francisco Bay — and the Delta Protection Commission (DPC) … Continue reading

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Great California Delta Trail Draft Master Plan – Coming Soon!

Release date: November 18 The draft Master Plan for the Great California Delta Trail will be released for public comment on November 18! The Master Plan proposes ways to link trail systems from Sacramento to the San Francisco Bay – and … Continue reading

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Summer 2021 Delta Voice released

This issue is focused on telling stories about the Delta’s past, including the history of baseball and prisoner of war camps. There are also discussions about growing sod in the Delta during times of drought and the economics of recreation … Continue reading

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Franks Tract Futures Draft report released for public review

“The Franks Tract Futures project is exploring options for achieving ecosystem, recreation, water quality, and other benefits at Franks Tract. Since June 2019, the project has been conducting a collaborative planning process initiated by the California Department of Fish and … Continue reading

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Validation Action Filed Regarding Financing of Proposed Delta Conveyance Project

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) filed a “validation action” with the Sacramento County Superior Court regarding DWR’s authority to, among other things, issue revenue bonds to finance the planning, design, construction and other capital costs of the proposed … Continue reading

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