Drought and the Delta
Five years of drought have severely taxed California’s rivers, reservoirs and groundwater. The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta – the hub of California’s water supply, an agricultural center and a crucial ecological resource – hasn’t been immune from the impacts of the prolonged drought.
More than 120 people attended this free one-day briefing held in Stockton on Oct. 25, 2016. The event was cosponsored by the Water Education Foundation and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy.
Top speakers included Jay Lund, Director of the UC Center for Watershed Sciences, Delta Watermaster Michael Patrick George, Michelle Banonis, Manager of the Bureau of Reclamation’s Bay-Delta Office, Michael Dettinger, senior scientist and research hydrologist at USGS, and Peter Moyle, one of the foremost experts on California’s freshwater fish.
Topics addressed included:
- Drought and the Delta smelt and Chinook salmon
- Drought and the Delta ecosystem
- Drought and Delta water quality
- Drought and Delta farming/water supply impacts
Speaker presentations are available below. And the event was videotaped. Watch the full video of all the speakers here.