Delta Island Adaptations Public Survey
The goal of the Delta Islands Adaptation (DIA) Project is to improve the resilience and sustainability of the islands in California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta owned by The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) by the most cost-effective means. The four islands considered in the study include Webb Tract, Bouldin Island, Bacon Island, and Holland Tract. The DIA planning effort consists of 2 phases: (1) Island selection and (2) detailed landscape mosaic scenario planning and design for the selected island. The survey will close on May 1st, 2022.
Click here to view the survey.
This survey is intended to solicit public input on the DIA project objectives and potential opportunities that exist on the islands, and to integrate this input into the planning process. All survey responses will remain anonymous, and results will be made public and posted on the project’s website, where you can view a recording of the March 15th public workshop and find more detailed information about the project: https://deltaislandadaptations-ucdavis.hub.arcgis.com/
“Reorienting to Recovery:” Central Valley Salmon Recovery Project
The “Reorienting to Recovery” seeks to engage interested parties across the salmonid landscape in an inclusive, collaborative, and structured process to:
- Identify a suite of implementable and impactful actions that will advance the recovery of the four distinct runs of California Central Valley (CV) salmon and steelhead throughout their life cycle; and
- Establish broad support and buy-in for these preferred actions by making trade-offs transparent and balancing participants’ diverse values, perspectives, and priorities.
To find out how to engage in this effort, the public can attend a webinar on March 30 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Join by Zoom
Meeting ID: 793 681 6238; Zoom Passcode: 123abc
Or call-in: +17207072699
Meeting ID: 793 681 6238; Call-in Passcode: 078739
Click here to view the webinar flyer
Central Valley Salmon Recovery: Project Phases
Salmon Recovery FAQs
Delta Island Adaptations: First Public Workshop
The public is invited to a March 15, 2022, public workshop on the new Delta Island Adaptations (DIA) planning effort, which is exploring ways to improve the resilience and sustainability of islands in California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta owned by Metropolitan Water District (MWD). These four islands face adaptation challenges similar to many other subsided lands in the Central Delta, and are crucial to meeting the State’s co-equal goals of ecosystem restoration, water supply reliability for California, and valuing the Delta as an evolving place for those who live, work and recreate within it.
MWD’s Delta islands provide a unique opportunity to advance science, research and collaboration to support the above goals. Metropolitan is embarking on the DIA Project through a Prop 1 Watershed Restoration Grant from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Through a collaborative and transparent co-design process, a team of experts are developing a comprehensive analysis of land use opportunities for subsidence reversal, sustainable agricultural practices, carbon sequestration, water quality, recreation, indigenous land stewardship and habitat restoration.
Workshop registration: https://bit.ly/3uZFOo6
Public Workshop Agenda
- Introduction to the DIA project and its co-design/planning process
- Virtual tour of the four MET Delta islands involved in the study
- Presentation of the project’s draft objectives
- Release of a public survey soliciting feedback on the project
For more information: https://bit.ly/3uSGX0K
Click here to view the event flyer
Delta Conservancy Announces
Delta Drought Response Pilot Program
To reduce drought stress in the Delta watershed, protect Delta water quality, and improve mutual understanding of agricultural practices and water conservation opportunities in different regions within the Legal Delta, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy, in partnership with the Department of Water Resources and the Delta Watermaster, initiated the Delta Drought Response Pilot Program (DDRPP) in January 2022.
Funds were made available to incentivize agricultural water users in the Legal Delta to take actions expected to reduce crop consumptive water use and protect water quality. The program offers Delta water users a grant of $900 per enrolled acre.
The Program is not currently accepting applications. We have approved eligible projects in the order that they were received and with consideration toward broad geographic distribution. We are hopeful that funding may be available in subsequent years to run the Program, so please watch our website.
By rigorously monitoring the outcomes and impacts of a variety of actions in different settings throughout the Legal Delta, the Pilot Program will provide data to support targeted water conservation/quality protection responses during sustained and/or future droughts.
Save Our Water
You use water every day at home. Brushing your teeth, washing out your milk glass, taking a shower or bath—all of these activities use water. But water is a limited resource. Help save California’s water by changing the way you use water inside and outside your home. Learn more about water and what you can do to Save Our Water!