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Gateway to the Delta

December 31, 2012 by Robin Meadows

I’m in another world from the moment I step into the East Bay Regional Park District’s Big Break Regional Shoreline.

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Water, water everywhere

August 01, 2012 by Alison Hawkes

California has been suddenly thrown into one of its perennial water wars, this time with a revived proposal to build

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San Francisco Bay-Delta Science Consortium

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The San Francisco Bay-Delta Science Consortium is an organization composed of 15 government, university, and private institutions that have joined forces to share scientific information and resources on the aquatic ecosystem of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary and its associated watersheds.

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Friends of the River

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Friends of the River (FOR) is California’s only statewide river conservation organization. FOR protects and restores rivers by influencing public policy, educating the public, and inspiring grassroots citizen action. FOR is nationally recognized as an authority on the adverse impacts of dams on rivers and ecosystems.

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Delta Protection Commission

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The mission of the Delta Protection Commission is to adaptively protect, maintain, and where possible, enhance and restore the overall quality of the Delta environment.

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Resources for Learning More About the Delta

April 01, 2010 by Sue Rosenthal

Are you interested in learning more about the Delta or in exploring it further? Here’s an extensive–but by no means complete–listing of resources on the Delta’s ecosystem, recreational opportunities in the Delta, organizations that are working to restore and protect it, and the political processes that are shaping its future.

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Liberty Island

April 01, 2010 by John Hart

This flooded island has become a surprising refuge for endangered Delta smelt, which have ended up living here full time, much to the surprise of biologists. But an invading exotic plant threatens that success, unless land managers can make some changes to tilt the game back in the smelt’s favor.

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Map: The Delta Region

April 01, 2010 by Louis Jaffe

This map covers the entire Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, showing protected areas, water conveyance systems, subsided areas (below sea level), and water salinity gradient.

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The Once and Future Delta

April 01, 2010 by John Hart

About the only thing people agree on about the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta–the subject of countless white papers, editorials, and political debates–is that it’s in a heap of trouble. But this 1,000-square-mile patchwork of islands, sloughs, wetlands, and farmlands is also a rich and complex–if highly altered–ecosystem at the core of the San Francisco Estuary. Here we take a look behind today’s news to understand what the Delta once was, how it has been changed, and what it might become . . . with a lot of help from its friends.

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Paradise Cut

April 01, 2010 by John Hart

Superhighways stay out of the Delta, mostly. But if you have ever driven on Interstate 5 south of Stockton, you have just grazed one of the southernmost Delta islands, Stewart Tract. Filling the angle between the San Joaquin River and Paradise Cut, one of that river’s lesser branches, it is also at the intersection of two specifically South Delta concerns: urbanization and flood control.

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