The newest issue of Western Water magazine examines salinity in the San Francisco-San Joaquin Delta, a vital estuary and critical juncture of the state’s water delivery system.
Written by the Foundation’s Gary Pitzer, the September/October issue discusses the how salinity during drought is affecting fish, wildlife and farms.
In wet years, dry years and every type of water year in between, the daily intrusion and retreat of salinity in the Delta is a constant pattern.
In dry years, that system requires a carefully orchestrated manipulation of reservoir releases to maintain the balance between salty and freshwater conditions. That task has been challenging the past few years with a string of dry winters.
Read the excerpts from this issue.