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Different Views of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: How We See California’s Most Important Ecosystem NOCALL Spring Institute April 13, 2013. David Sandino Senior Staff Counsel, DWR (916) 653-7084 [email protected] What do we mean by the Delta?. Why is the Delta Important?.

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david sandino senior staff counsel dwr 916 653 7084 dsandino@water ca gov

Different Views of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta:How We See California’s Most Important EcosystemNOCALL Spring Institute April 13, 2013

David Sandino

Senior Staff Counsel, DWR

(916) 653-7084 [email protected]

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What do we mean

by the Delta?

delta fun facts
Delta Fun Facts!
  • 738,000 acres
  • 1,100 miles of levees
  • 700 miles of waterways
  • 57 leveed islands
  • 500 species
  • Supplies water for 25 million people and farms!
slide26

“Actually so much water is moved around California by so many different agencies that maybe only the movers know on any given day whose water it is”

draft habitat restoration goals
Draft Habitat Restoration Goals

Accelerated habitat restoration in the Delta

  • 30,000 acres of aquatic habitat in the first 15 years.

More than 100,000 acres of restored and protected habitat.

draft dual conveyance with pipeline tunnel
Draft Dual Conveyance with Pipeline/Tunnel
  • Conveyance facility would feature:
  • Gravity flow
  • Three proposed intakes of 9,000 cfs capacity
  • Three state-of-the-art fish screens
  • A 925-acre Intermediate Forebay for temporarily storing the water pumped from the river
  • Two tunnels 35 miles long under th eDelta

Preliminary Draft – Subject to Change

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