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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 dsandino@water.ca.gov. 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 dsandino@water.ca.gov


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

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!




19 th century history
19th Century History















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

“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”


Aerial photography
Aerial Photography many different agencies that maybe only the movers know on any given day whose water it is”


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

Infrared Aerial Photography many different agencies that maybe only the movers know on any given day whose water it is”


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

Sacramento Delta Deep Water Ship Channel many different agencies that maybe only the movers know on any given day whose water it is”

by Dennis Ziemienski


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

Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920) many different agencies that maybe only the movers know on any given day whose water it is”

Delta Water


Futurists
Futurists many different agencies that maybe only the movers know on any given day whose water it is”


Climate change the delta
Climate Change & the Delta many different agencies that maybe only the movers know on any given day whose water it is”


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

Eco-Friendly Vision many different agencies that maybe only the movers know on any given day whose water it is”


Delta wetlands project
Delta Wetlands Project many different agencies that maybe only the movers know on any given day whose water it is”


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

Recreational Vision 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 many different agencies that maybe only the movers know on any given day whose water it is”

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 many different agencies that maybe only the movers know on any given day whose water it is”

  • 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


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

Thank You For the Dialogue! many different agencies that maybe only the movers know on any given day whose water it is”