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Showing Articles Tagged With: delta

  • Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

    Storage, Tunnels Clog Water Bond Talks As Deadline Nears

    Monday, August 11, 2014

    With time running out for Gov. Jerry Brown and California lawmakers to negotiate a replacement to the $11 billion water bond on the November ballot, two contentious issues have emerged as sticking points.

  • California Twin-Tunnels Water Project Threatened

    Friday, March 14, 2014

    (AP) -- A state appellate court has ruled that California water officials cannot go onto private property for soil testing and other studies related to construction of two massive tunnels that would siphon water from the Sacramento River.

  • Court Approves California Delta Smelt Protections

    Thursday, March 13, 2014

    (AP) - A federal appeals court has largely upheld a 2008 plan that called for restrictions on water deliveries from California's Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to protect a tiny, threatened fish.

  • USFWS Pacific Southwest Region / Flickr

    California Seeks To Dam 3 Delta Channels

    Thursday, March 13, 2014

    (AP) -- California water officials are planning to temporarily dam three channels on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta if California's drought persists.

  • 30,000 Pages of Bay Delta Conservation Plan Released

    Monday, December 09, 2013

    The proposal to build two tunnels to carry water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to central and southern California has reached a significant milestone. The state has released the Bay Delta Conservation Plan for formal public review.

  • The Bay Delta Conservation Plan: A Solution For The Delta's Future?

    Friday, October 11, 2013

    Supporters say the Bay Delta Conservation Plan is one of the most ambitious habitat restoration programs ever. It's proposal to build two tunnels to carry water from the Delta to central and southern California is also one of the most controversial.

  • A Place Called Home

    Thursday, October 10, 2013

    The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is home to a half million people. In the fourth part of our series, we examine the culture of the Delta and talk to residents about their concerns over its future.

  • Food, Farms and Delta Water

    Wednesday, October 09, 2013

    California is the nation’s largest agricultural state. It would not be possible without water from the Delta. Farmers say the water is their lifeblood, but it’s been cut back year after year.

  • The Delta's Fragile Ecology

    Tuesday, October 08, 2013

    The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta was once a vast tidal marshland and inland estuary. Now thousands of miles of fragile levees surround artificial islands below sea level. More than 90 percent of wetlands have disappeared, and native fish are dying.

  • Photo By Dept. of Water Resources

    California's Water Supply, A 700 Mile Journey

    Monday, October 07, 2013

    Both the federal Central Valley Project and the State Water Project rely on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to bring water to central and southern California. Amy Quinton takes us on a 700 mile journey following California's water supply.

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