|Date:||September 15, 2008|
|Location:||Rayburn House Office Building|
The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta serves as the major hub of California’s water supply and is home to a diverse array of fish and wildlife. Today, the Delta is in crisis, facing sharp declines in native fish populations and substantial cuts in water exports. A new study by the Public Policy Institute of California examines four management strategies for the Delta. This report builds on the findings of a 2007 PPIC study by the same multidisciplinary team of experts, which concluded that the need for a new Delta strategy is urgent. The new study evaluates Delta strategies in light of two critical policy goals: reviving a threatened ecosystem and ensuring a reliable, high-quality water supply for California.