Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week
Aquafornia’s Water Word of the Week from sister site Aquapedia is Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, a topic very much in the news and one of the more comprehensively covered in the Water Education Foundation’s new interactive online water encyclopedia.
“The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is California’s most crucial water and ecological resource” is the intro sentence to this extensive section, which includes history, challenges, controversies, and the twin tunnels proposal. There’s even a chronology of events that begins in 1772 with the first recorded sighting of the Bay Delta by Spanish explorers.
Aquapedia definitions also include additional references for those who want to learn more on the subject. Among the many Foundation resources on the Delta are these: “Layperson’s Guide to the Delta,” “All About the Delta,” “Meeting the Co-equal Goals? The Bay Delta Conservation Plan, Western Water, May/June 2013,” “Levees and Flood Protection: a Shared Responsibility, Western Water, May/June 2012,” and “Delta Conveyance: The Debate Continues, Western Water, March/April 2009.” Resources also include the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Map, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Stakeholders Chart and the documentary, “Setting a Course: The California Bay Delta.”
To get an up-close look at the Delta, your timing couldn’t be better as a special one-day Bay-Delta tour created by a partnership between the Foundation and The Coalition to Support Near-Term Delta Projects is Wednesday, Sept. 25.
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