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Report · January 2012

Transitions for the Delta Economy

Ellen Hanak, Jay Lund, Richard Howitt, and Josué Medellín-Azuara

This research was supported with funding from the Watershed Sciences Center at UC Davis.

Enormous changes-from natural forces to management decisions-are coming to California’s fragile Delta region and will have broad effects on its residents. This report finds that in the first half of this century, the Delta as a whole is likely to experience a loss of 1 percent of economic activity as a result of these changes. It also identifies planning priorities for managing the Delta’s future.




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