Envisioning Futures for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
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California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is widely perceived to be in crisis today: its levee system is fragile, many of its native species are declining rapidly, and it lacks strong governing institutions to deal with its problems. In its current state, the Delta is unsustainable for almost all stakeholders. This report provides a comprehensive, scientifically up-to-date analysis and outlines several alternative management strategies for the Delta.
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The Legacies of Delta History
Drivers of Change Within the Delta
The Future of the Delta as an Aquatic Ecosystem
A Crisis of Confidence: Shifting Stakeholder Perspectives on the Delta
Water Supply Adaptations to Changes in Delta Management
Delta Options and Alternatives
Evaluating Delta Alternatives
Financing and Governing a Soft Landing
Conclusions and Recommendations