13 Nov '11, 4am

What Should California Do With Its Delta? Speak Up!

What Should California Do With Its Delta? Speak Up!

Even if you don’t live in the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta area, if you live in California, eat grapes or cheese from California, or love birds, you have an interest in what happens to the Delta. Two-thirds of Californians and millions of acres of farmland get their water from the Delta. It is also home to many fish, including the endangered Delta smelt. Waterfowl use it as a stop on their migration route. The water needs of all these users must be balanced for drinking water for human consumption as well as for agricultural use and for protecting fisheries and wildlife. In recent years, fish numbers have plummeted, wetlands have been lost, invasive plants have gained ground and water quality has become impaired. The Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) was created to achieve the two goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and restoring the Delta ecosyste...

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