From the Orange County Register:
“The California Delta is an intricate, 1,100-square-mile tapestry of farmland, canals, lakes, trees, reeds and marshes, but to Southern California it might resemble something like a gargantuan water glass.
“And an enormous, serpentine straw – the California Aqueduct – sucks some of the Delta’s water south, providing drinking water to 19 million Southern Californians. State and regional water agencies, however, say the Delta is in crisis, its natural habitat rapidly deteriorating. …
“So those same agencies are proposing one of the largest habitat restoration project in the nation’s history: the 50-year, $25 billion Bay Delta Conservation Plan.”