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Comparing Futures for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

July 18, 2008 · 12:00 am

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Date: July 18, 2008
Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Location: Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building
914 Capitol Mall, Room 500
Sacramento, CA
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.
This report was supported with funding from Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
Ellen Hanak is a research fellow and associate director of research at PPIC. Her expertise includes natural resources management, water policy, water markets, and flood control.
Jay Lund is the Ray B. Krone Professor of Environmental Engineering in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and an associate director of the Center for Watershed Sciences at the University of California, Davis.


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