Category Archives: Delta

Inaugural Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Week Kicks Off – September 25 through October 1

In recognition of the critical role the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta plays in California’s economy and environment, Senator Bill Dodd, D-Napa, has designated the last week of September as Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Week. Senate Concurrent Resolution 119 establishes Delta Week, which … 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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Delta Conveyance Project Draft EIR Available for Public Review and Comment Through October 27, 2022

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has released and is now accepting comments on the proposed Delta Conveyance Project Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) through October 27, 2022. Everyone is invited to visit the Draft EIR website to access the document … 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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NATURE BOWL 2022: Family Challenge!

Nature is calling all California families this summer to enjoy some outdoor fun—in your backyard, neighborhood and/or local nature area. Hosted by CDFW’s North Central Region, the Nature Bowl 2022: Family Challenge is a fun and educational way to explore … 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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Delta Island Adaptations public survey

Delta Islands Adaptation (DIA) Project  Please participate in our public survey! 

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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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Brannan Island State Recreation Area – temporary closure effective Friday, April 1, 2022

California State Parks today announced the temporary closure of Brannan Island State Recreation Area (Brannon Island),effective Friday, April 1, 2022. Brannan Island is a maze of waterways through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Located northeast of San Francisco Bay, the park … Continue reading

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Delta Island Adaptations Workshop – Tuesday, March 154:00 PM Virtual Meeting

Join in on public workshop about the new Delta Island Adaptations (DIA) planning effort, which is exploring ways to improve the resilience and sustainability of Delta islands owned by the Metropolitan Water District (MWD). These four islands face adaptation challenges similar … Continue reading

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Grand Island Road (approximately .5 miles north of the J-Mack Ferry crossing) will be closed 24-hours a day for approximately two to three months. 

Reclamation District No. 3 (RD 3) is alerting motorists that a section of northbound and southbound lanes of Grand Island Road (approximately .5 miles north of the J-Mack Ferry crossing) will be closed 24-hours a day for approximately two to … 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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