Category Archives: Delta

Delta Cross Channel gates open weekends

The Bureau of Reclamation will be opening the Delta Cross Channel on weekends. The gates will be closed on weekdays to help prevent juvenile salmon from being diverted from their migratory route along the Sacramento River into the interior Delta … Continue reading

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Franks Tract Futures – public meeting webinar on June 9 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m

The Franks Tract Futures project is exploring options for achieving ecosystem, recreation, water quality, and other benefits at Franks Tract. There will be a public meeting webinar on June 9 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Register for the meeting … Continue reading

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Updated – Hiking and Biking in Oakley

This is an updated version of one written in 2008. Big Break Regional Shoreline, 69 Big Break Rd. Oakley, a 1,648-acre mostly-offshore piece of the Delta is one of the newest additions to the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD). … Continue reading

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Intermittent Daytime Bridge Closures Along the Sacramento River

Caltrans is alerting motorists that the Isleton, Steamboat Slough, and Paintersville bridges are scheduled for daytime intermittent closures due to maintenance. All bridges remain safe for travel. The schedule is is April 20 through September 20 with intermittent closures Monday … Continue reading

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Water is life. It’s also a battle. So what does the future hold for California?

BY ALASTAIR BLAND PUBLISHED: FEBRUARY 27, 2020 INTRODUCTION Water plays a lead role in the state’s political theater, with Democrats and Republicans polarized, farmers often fighting environmentalists and cities pitted against rural communities. Rivers are overallocated through sloppy water accounting. … Continue reading

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Update – Dutch Slough Restoration Project

The Dutch Slough Project is located on the west Delta, within the city Oakley at the northern end of Sellars Ave. It contains three parcels, Emerson, Gilbert and Burroughs. The Dutch Slough project will be the Delta’s largest restored fresh … Continue reading

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SR-84 Real McCoy Ferry Out of Service

The Real McCoy continues to be out of service and is scheduled to return late February. The J-Mack Ferry is available for service and provides rides to East Ryer Island from Grand Island by crossing Steamboat Slough. For the latest information, call … Continue reading

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