Delta Conservancy Board Meeting
December 9, 2019
The next Conservancy Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 9, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy, 1450 Haylard Drive, Suite 6, West Sacramento, CA 95691. The meeting materials are now now posted. Click here to view the December Board meeting materials (web link).
Want to Prevent California’s Katrina?
Grow a Marsh
By: Moises Velasquez-Manoff,
Bay Nature Magazine, Sept 16, 2019
Subsidence is a problem in the Delta because much of the water that irrigates the Central Valley, and that many Californians depend on for drinking water, is pumped through a sprawling network of canals from the Delta. A large enough breach of those levees—especially if it affected many of the Delta’s 57 islands simultaneously—could hamper the flow of fresh water to the Central Valley, leaving huge swaths of the state without usable water for months, even years. Click here to read the full article (web link).
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy Awards $11 Million in Proposition 1 Grants
We are proud to announce that the Delta Conservancy Board has approved seven grants, totaling $11 million, as part of the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1) Grant Program.
Combined, these seven projects involve 51 entities partnering together to improve the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The $11 million awarded in this cycle will fund the following projects.
- Blacklock Restoration: Phragmites Control Project ($387,440), Department of Water Resources – Test methods for controlling invasive species for future restoration at the Blacklock restoration site.
- Delta Working Waterways Habitat Restoration Planning ($347,481), Solano Resource Conservation District – Plan for restoration and enhancement of waterways and edge habitats on working lands in Solano County.
- Paradise Cut Conservation and Flood Management Project, Phase 2 ($265,254), San Joaquin County Resource Conservation District – Outreach and planning to advance the Paradise Cut Flood Bypass in San Joaquin County.
- Lower San Joaquin Riparian Corridor ($522,027), American Rivers – Plan for restoration of floodplain and riparian habitat along the lower San Joaquin River.
- Marsh Creek Channel Restoration ($519,493), American Rivers – Plan for restoration of floodplain and riparian habitat along Marsh Creek.
- Nutria Eradication Project, Phase 2 ($8,483,080), California Department of Fish and Wildlife – To prevent detrimental impacts to habitat and water quality by eradicating nutria, a destructive invasive species.
- Oakley Creekside Park ($436,465), City of Oakley – Plan for restoration of floodplain and riparian habitat along Marsh Creek.
These projects are part of the fourth cycle of Proposition 1 grants awarded by the Delta Conservancy. To date the program has funded $35.3 million for 26 grants, benefiting more than 8,065 acres of habitat in the Delta.