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April 13: Delta Conservancy to Hosts First Cleanup

February 21, 2013

Here is something to begin planning for as The Delta Conservancy will hold its first Delta waterway cleanup on April 13 and are in need of volunteers. The cleanup will take place at two sites: Sherman Island and Upper Beach Lake, near Freeport. Volunteers will join the Rio Vista Surfers Association, Sherman Island Kite Boarding,… Read More ›

Delta Dialogues Phase 1 Report Now Available

Here is an interesting read from the Delta Dialogues as they produced a 32-page document regarding the Delta. The goal was to develop trust and shared understanding as a mechanism to move forward on water issues facing the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Journalist, Joe Mathews, recounts the tale of how the Delta Dialogues came about, presenting… Read More ›

Photos: Delta Waters Town Hall

Here are a few photographs I took last night from the Delta Waters Town Hall last night in Discovery Bay where close to 250 people attended to become educated on the issues facing the Delta.  Those in attendance also got to see the movie “Over Troubled Waters” from Restore the Delta. The event was hosted… Read More ›

Congressman McNerney Calls for Analysis of Alternatives to Flawed BDCP

Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Stockton) and five other members of Congress wrote to Secretary Ken Salazar of the U.S. Department of the Interior and Acting Secretary Rebecca Blank of the U.S. Department of Commerce, urging both agencies to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of alternative proposals for the San Francisco and San Joaquin Bay-Delta region and California’s… Read More ›

Town Hall: Delta Waters Meeting Tonight

Just a reminder that there will be a Town Hall tonight in Discovery Bay in order to work towards protecting the California Delta. The event is hosted by the Save the California Delta Alliance (STCDA) and will begin at 6:30 pm at DB Elementary Gymnasium. Featured speakers include: STCDA (Save the California Delta Alliance) President… Read More ›

Delta Water Diversions Reduced to Protect Smelt

Matt Weiser of the Sacramento Bee is reporting that Federal wildlife officials ordered cuts in water diversions from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to protect the Delta smelt.  The order from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service came as dead Delta smelt have piled up at the state and federal water diversion pumps since mid-December. The… Read More ›

Garamendi: Canal Proposal “Bad Plumbing”

Congressman John Garamendi called Governor Jerry Brown’s plan to build two tunnels through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta as nothing more than “bad plumbing” “That’s not a water plan, that’s a plumbing system — and a very, very bad one,” said Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, before about 300 people at the ninth-annual California Water Symposium at UC… Read More ›

Delta Tourism Workshop in Isleton

There is free Delta Conservancy Workshop for  businesses and organizations promoting Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta tourism. These are always a good thing to attend to give business information and ideas of how to promote business and the area in which they live. The free Delta Conservancy workshop will show how to use the Visit California and… Read More ›

Supervisor Piepho Talks Delta on KCBS

Supervisor Mary Piepho recently spoke with KCBS regarding the Delta and Southland water needs while discussing why Gov. Jerry Brown’s massive twin-tunnel system is a bad idea. “They’re focusing on the delta specifically to resolve greater statewide problems. The delta simply does not have the supply, the capacity or the ecosystem to withstand that sort… Read More ›

Fish Count Population Drop in 6 Delta Species

Here is an Associated Press Story that may cause alarm to folks on the Delta. The latest trawl-net survey of the estuary, conducted each fall since 1967, show a drop in Delta Species. This is bad news for all residents of the Delta which includes striped bass and delta smelt.  The gains from 2011 appear… Read More ›