Delta Conservancy Board Approves Millions for Projects

Nov. 16, 2022
WEST SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy Board today approved dozens of new projects, totaling up to $10.8 million, and paved the way for an additional $42 million for multi-benefit projects in the Delta.

The Board unanimously approved an award of up to $10.8 million for 64 Delta Drought Response Pilot Program (DDRPP) projects for water year 2023.

The 2023 Delta Drought Response Pilot Program was developed through a collaborative effort between the Department of Water Resources, the Office of the Delta Watermaster, The Nature Conservancy, and the Delta Conservancy, in coordination with Delta water users.

The goals of the 2023 program are to reduce drought stress in the Delta watershed by incentivizing agricultural water users to incorporate practices into their operations that:

  • Conserve water on a net basis during the 2023 water year
  • Protect Delta water quality by providing an added buffer against salinity intrusion
  • Promote soil health
  • Mitigate potential drought impacts on fish and migratory birds

Click here to read more about the program.

Additionally, the Board approved draft solicitation notices for Climate Resilience, Community Access, and Natural Resource Protection (CAR) and Nature Based Solutions: Wetland Restoration (NBS: WR) funding. The funding opportunities, $42 million in total, will be administered as non-competitive grant programs without proposal submission deadlines.

Grants funded through CAR funding should be multi-benefit projects that advance the state’s initiatives to build climate resilience, expand outdoor access for all, and advance California’s 30×30 goal to conserve and protect 30 percent of the state’s land and coastal waters by 2030. Grants funded through NBS: WR should support restoration, conservation, and climate resilience for wetlands in the Delta and Suisun Marsh.

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Delta Conservancy Board Meetings

Nov. 16, 2022
The Delta Conservancy’s next Board meeting will take place Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.

Meeting location to be announced. 

The meeting agenda will be available after January 11 and the associated documents will be available after January 18.

Board Meeting Recordings

The November 16, 2022 Board meeting recording is available on our YouTube channel.

Delta Conservancy Announces Delta Drought Response Pilot Program for Water Year 2023

0ct. 3, 2022
The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy, in partnership with the Department of Water Resources, the Office of the Delta Watermaster, and The Nature Conservancy, and in coordination with Delta water users, is announcing the initiation of the Delta Drought Response Pilot Program for water year 2023.

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Week 2022

Sen. Dodd Announces Delta Week

Sept. 21, 2022
SACRAMENTO – In recognition of the critical role the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta plays in California’s economy and environment, Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, has designated the last week of September as Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Week.

“The Delta is a cherished watershed and the very lifeblood of California’s water system,” Sen. Dodd said. “It is vital to our state as both a natural resource teeming with abundant wildlife and fish and a vital economic driver for tourism, recreation and Delta farmers. We must continue to protect it for future generations by preventing pollution and further marshland degradation and promoting its environmental health.”

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Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa

In Recognition of Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Week 2022

Photo of Sacramento-San Joaquin Executive Officer Campbell Ingram with an aerial photo of the Delta in the background

Sept. 22, 2022
WEST SACRAMENTO — You can’t overstate the beauty and significance of the Delta. At the confluence of California’s two largest rivers, the Delta is the hub of California’s water supply, an incredible agricultural region, a great recreation and tourism destination, and an incredible ecosystem.

The Delta is such a special place, and we at the Delta Conservancy are proud of our partnerships and efforts to provide balanced ecosystem restoration and economic development in this great region. To date, the Delta Conservancy has funded over 70 locally supported grants that have improved important ecological functions, provided critical economic improvements through improved access for recreation and tourism, improved climate resilience, and supported drought management efforts. We do this work in partnership with the Delta community, our sister agencies, and a host of project partners.

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!

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