PERIPHERAL CANALS: WAY PAST, PAST AND PRESENT
Courtesy of Public Policy Institute of California
Since the inception of statehood in 1850, redistributing water from northern to southern California has intrigued social visionaries, planners, and engineers. The image at right outlines the basic alternatives for obtaining water supplies from the Delta: sending water (continue reading…)


BAY-DELTA CONSERVATION PLAN: A LICENSE TO KILL?

Discussing Water Rights.previewAfter several years, CalFED ultimately collapsed. At that point, the idea of creating a comprehensive Bay-Delta Conservation Plan to resolve competing objectives for the Delta gained momentum. The basic goal was two-fold (continue reading…)


BAY-DELTA CONVEYANCE CONCEPTS

Courtesy of BDCP

Bay Delta Conservation Plan stakeholders have promoted a number of conceptual options for getting water around, through, or under the Delta to the state and federal pumps at Old River and Clifton Court Forebay northwest of Tracy (continue reading…)

 


FLOWS AND FISH PROBLEMS

Delta SmeltAn analysis by scientists William Fleenor, William Bennett, Peter Moyle, and Jay Lund of the University of California at Davis helps to illustrate the Delta’s flow and fish problems. In a nutshell, upstream diversions to storage reservoirs have reduced inflows (continue reading…


BAY-DELTA FISH PROFILES

central valley steelheadFederal listing status indicates the species’ standing under the Federal Endangered Species Act and State listing status indicates the species’ standing under the California Endangered Species Act (continue reading…)