Category Archives: Delta

Who Should Pay To Fix The Oroville Dam?

By Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore The Delta | February 22, 2017 Read article at KCET or LinkTV. Commentary: After a nail-biting week of rain, it looks like the Oroville Dam spillway crisis is under control, for now. Downstream communities, including the … Continue reading

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Living with Levees: Information for Homeowners, Renters, Business Owners and the General Public

From FEMA Understanding Your Flood Risk Living and working near levees comes with risk. Levees may reduce risk during certain flood events, but they do not provide complete protection from flooding. They can and do deteriorate over time and must … Continue reading

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A Motley Crew of Muzzles: Super sniffer detection dogs are training for duty in the Delta

Specially-trained dogs are used in many applications, including sniffing out drugs or contraband in oversea shipments, guiding the blind and providing therapy to invalids or the mentally ill.  In the Delta, dogs with particular sniffing skills are being cued up … Continue reading

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Tell the State Water Board to Reduce Delta Water Exports and Increase Delta Flows!

Scientific reports published over the past several years have sent a clear message: The San Francisco Bay-Delta, the largest estuary on the West Coast, is on the brink of collapse. Millions depend on this estuary for their livelihoods. Right now, … Continue reading

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A DELTA RENEWED

On November 14th, the San Francisco Estuary Institute released A DELTA RENEWED – A Guide to Science-Based Ecological Restoration in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The report is based on a well-defined landscape ecology framework, supported by best available science, that is … Continue reading

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San Francisco Bay Water Trail Program Opens 26 New Sites

The San Francisco Bay Water Trail opened 26 new launching and landing sites for non-motorized boats on the Bay. The Water Trail is a regional trail linking nine counties in the Bay Area. Administered by ABAG, the Water Trail program … Continue reading

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Growing Evidence Highlights Cracks in California Delta Tunnels Plan

AS WATER DEEPLY readers already know, the Peripheral Canal was rejected by California voters in 1982 when Jerry Brown was governor. But the proposal was reborn in 2015 as the California WaterFix, often referred to as the Delta tunnels. Recently, … Continue reading

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