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All About the Delta

From recent news articles to publications, maps and tours, Water Education Foundation has everything you need, including the award-winning Layperson’s Guide to the Delta.

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Water Field Trips

The Water Education Foundation’s tours offer participants a first-hand look at the water facilities, rivers and regions critical in the debate about the future of water resources.

Water News You Need to Know

Aquafornia news McClatchy Washington, D.C., Bureau

Friday’s Top of the Scroll: Despite pleas and amid 20,000 comments, frogs get designated habitat

The Fish and Wildlife Service has stuck to its guns and is designating 1.8 million acres of mostly public California land as habitat critical for the preservation of the Yosemite toad and two frog species peculiar to the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Aquafornia news Eureka Times-Standard

Feds, tribes react to Trinity water releases

The Bureau of Reclamation released water from the Trinity Reservoir early Thursday morning to the lower Klamath River to help prevent the spread a parasitic fish disease, within Chinook salmon. Supplemental flows from the Lewiston Dam will also extend into late September to protect the fall salmon run.

Aquafornia news Whittier Daily News

Two bills seeking to reform Central Basin on their way to Gov. Brown’s desk

Eight months after an audit was released slamming the Central Basin Municipal Water District for political corruption, the state Legislature has approved two bills to reform the district.

Aquafornia news Monterey Herald

Confident in containment lines, fire officials say two Monterey County fires won’t merge

Even though the two major wildfires plaguing Monterey County are now only about 50 miles apart, fire officials are not worried they will merge, mostly because of the containment lines being built around the Soberanes conflagration.

Online Water Encyclopedia

Drought
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Drought

Drought— an extended period of limited or no precipitation— is a fact of life in California and the West, with water resources following boom and-bust patterns.

No portion of the West has been immune to drought during the last century and drought occurs with much greater frequency in the West than in any other regions of the country.

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Delta Smelt

The endangered Delta smelt is a 3-inch fish found only in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. It is considered especially sensitive because it lives just one year, has a limited diet and exists primarily in brackish waters (a mix of river-fed fresh and salty ocean waters that is typically found in coastal estuaries).

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Important People in California Water History

Read about the history people who played a significant role in the water history of California.

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Delta Plan

The Delta Plan is a comprehensive management plan for the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta intended to help the state meet the coequal goals of water reliability and ecosystem restoration.

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