Category Archives: Delta

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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Voices of the Delta: Kids Art Exhibition submissions

Big Break Visitor Center is looking for youth art to be put on display from April 1 to June 30. The theme of this exhibition is related to one’s experiences with the Delta. There may only be one submission per … 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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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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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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Delta Conveyance Project Scoping Summary Report Now Available

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has published a Scoping Summary Report for the proposed Delta Conveyance Project. This scoping report is a summary of the public scoping period that concluded in April. It includes all public comments received. The information collected … Continue reading

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Franks Tract Futures – Public and user survey of design concepts

The Franks Tract Futures project is exploring concepts for achieving ecosystem, recreation, economic, water quality and other benefits at Franks Tract, located in the heart of the California Delta. Since June 2019, the project has been conducting a collaborative planning … Continue reading

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Alert: Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) – Discovery Bay & Big Break Regional Shoreline

There are currently “Danger” level advisories for harmful algal blooms in parts of Discovery Bay and at the Big Break Regional Shoreline kayak launch in Contra Costa County. It is recommended to stay out of the water in these areas … Continue reading

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EcoRestore: 5 Years, Thousands of Acres of Restored Habitat

This spring marked the fifth anniversary of the California EcoRestore initiative, a coordinated effort across state agencies to deliver 30,000 acres of restored fish and wildlife habitat in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, an immensely important landscape that five years ago only … Continue reading

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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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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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