Grant Programs

Department of Water Resources staff and Big Break Center Volunteer installing experimental active revegetation treatment plots at Dutch Slough Tidal Restoration Site for the Delta Conservancy Prop-1-funded “Investigations of Restoration Techniques that Limit Invasion of Tidal Wetlands.” Photo by Gina Darin, DWR, Sept 2018.
Photo by DWR

Our Ecosystem Restoration and Water Quality Grant Program focuses on multi-benefit ecosystem and watershed protection and restoration projects, and is funded through the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1).

The Budget Acts of 2021 and 2022 provided the Delta Conservancy with a one-time general fund allocation of $5,250,000 and $6,125,000 for projects that support climate resilience, community access, and natural resource protection activities that benefit the Delta (collectively known as Climate, Access, and Resource (CAR) funding).

The Amended Budget Act of 2022 provided the Conservancy with a general fund allocation of $36,000,000 for projects that support Nature Based Solutions: Wetland Restoration (NBS: WR). The goals of the funding are to support restoration, conservation, and climate resilience for wetlands in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Boat on the river framed by foliage in the foreground. Photo by ZoArt Photography.
Photo by ZoArt Photography

Our Community Enhancement Grant Program prioritizes funding for projects that address recreation and tourism, historic and cultural preservation, and environmental education. It is funded through the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018 (Proposition 68).

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, the Delta Watermaster, and Delta water users – initiated the Delta Drought Response Pilot Program (DDRPP).

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Delta Conservancy Projects

Last Updated: January 2024

Project TitleProject IDCountyProject TypeFunding StatusOrganizationFunding AmountFunding End dateProject Description (1-2 sentences)
Farm Water Quality Improvement Plans (Farm Plans) through the Fish Friendly Farming (FFF) Program18-0001-4Yolo, San JoaquinImplementationactiveCalifornia Land Stewardship Institute$371,000.002/28/2024This project has the purpose of developing, certifying, and implementing Farm Water Quality Improvement Plans (Farm Plans) through the Fish Friendly Farming (FFF) Program to reduce the generation and transport to waterbodies of agricultural chemicals, sediment, and nutrients from sites within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta).
Micrometeorological Measurements and Water Budget Calculation to Evaluate Conservation Practices in the Annual Delta Crops22-0001-1MultipleImplementationactiveUC Regents (Davis)$1,497,611.0010/31/2025The purpose of the project is to measure and estimate water budgets for up to six fields in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) and assess the application of OpenET to estimate consumptive water. For each field site, the University will install eddy covariance, biometeorological, and soil measurement equipment to continuously measure and monitor micrometeorological conditions including
evapotranspiration and CO2 exchange.
Pacific Flyway Center: Walk in the MarshCAR01SolanoImplementationactivePacific Flyway Fund$1,936,050.003/15/2027The project funds building three miles of ADA-compliant hiking trails, boardwalks, and educational signage through restored wetlands in Suisun Marsh, along with a parking area, access road uprades and a shade structure.
Bees Lakes Habitat Restoration and Public AccessCAR02YoloImplementationactiveCity of West Sacramento$2,373,800.007/31/2025The purpose of this project is to remove and control invasive species existing on the project site, reestablish native species within the disturbed area to enhance ecosystem function, install pond aeration devices to improve pond clarity and increase pond dissolved oxygen levels, and install a floating wetland island to improve water quality and provide protected waterbird habitat. The project will also build 1,395 linear feet of new trail and a 700-square foot viewing platform.
Big Break Regional Shoreline Restoration and Public AccessCAR03Contra CostaPlanningactiveEast Bay Regional Parks$390,000.009/30/2025This project will lay the foundation for a more extensive implementation project(s) to restore and enhance wetlands and upland habitat and involves the creation of a sea level rise adaptation plan and vegetation management plan.
The Delta Aquatic Center of StocktonCAR05San JoaquinPlanningactiveCommunity Foundation of San Joaquin$2,544,725.008/15/2026The purpose of this grant is to fund the preconstruction planning activities for construction of the Delta Aquatic Center of Stockton. This work includes engaging a firm to conduct the following activities: 1) architectural programming and planning, including community engagement for the design of the Aquatic Center, 2) development of a site master plan for the Aquatic Center, and 3) securing the necessary permits, identifying construction costs, and creating the final construction documents to go out for bids.
Central Harbor Park and Boat Launch Facility UpgradeCAR06Contra CostaImplementationactiveCity of Pittsburg$3,544,395.008/31/2026The overall purpose and goals of the Central Harbor Park and Boat Launch Facility Upgrade Implementation Project are to: a) Increase community access to the traditional waterfront and Delta, b) Provide economic and tourism benefits in the Delta, c) Provide environmental, historical, and sustainable Delta education.
Implementation of Best Management Practices in the Delta: A Comprehensive Pesticide Management Project to Improve Water QualityD181350600Yolo, San JoaquinImplementationactiveState Water Resource Control Board$399,407.003/31/2024This project has the purpose of developing, certifying, and implementing Farm Water Quality Improvement Plans (Farm Plans) through the Fish Friendly Farming (FFF) Program to reduce the generation and transport to waterbodies of agricultural chemicals, sediment, and nutrients from sites within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta).
Deferred Drainage and Unirrigated Crop SubstitutionDDRPP04SacramentoImplementationclosedDeadhorse LP$167,400.0012/31/2022Grantee will defer draining the currently flooded Dead Horse Island as long as useful to maximize bird habitat benefit, preserve and stabilize moisture in the soil profile, and defer crop evapotranspiration to later in the normal agricultural cycle. When the land is eventually dry enough to work, Grantee will sow either beardless wheat or safflower as a low-water-using, weed-suppressing, soil-enhancing cover crop.
Eliminate Irrigation and Optimize Soil CoverDDRPP07SacramentoImplementationclosedJ.H. Johnson & Sons, Inc.$107,100.0012/31/2022The purpose and goals of this project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when surface water irrigation is suspended and a low-water-use crop is maintained for soil health and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on nearby land supporting surface irrigated alfalfa because the Grantee is foregoing planting alfalfa for this program.
Eliminate Irrigation of Alfalfa, and Rye Grass Hay and PastureDDRPP08/09SacramentoImplementationclosedJoe Sanchez Farms, Inc.$226,800.0012/31/2022The purpose and goals of this project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when surface water irrigation is suspended on irrigated alfalfa in two field clusters of 119 and 133 acres in Grand Island, (2) compare with evapotranspiration on nearby land supporting surface irrigated alfalfa.
Eliminate Irrigation of AlfalfaDDRPP10SacramentoImplementationclosedMello Locke Ranch$161,244.0012/31/2022The purpose and goals of this project are evaluating the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when surface water irrigation is suspended, and low-water-use cover crops or residual crop stubble are maintained for soil health. The alfa would grow with no irrigation, a first cutting would be done by May 31, 2022, the alfalfa would then be left to grow wild on the 179.16 acres.
Eliminate Irrigation and Optimize Soil CoverDDRPP11Contra CostaImplementationclosedJackson Land & Cattle, LP$292,500.0012/31/2022The purpose and goals of this project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when surface water irrigation is suspended, and low-water-use cover crops or residual crop stubble are maintained for soil health and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on nearby land supporting surface irrigated corn. To enable the comparison and estimate the difference in evapotranspiration, Grantee will immediately cease surface irrigation of 325 contiguous acres.
Forego Corn Crop and Discontinue Irrigation of TriticaleDDRPP12SacramentoImplementationclosedRyan Katsuki$274,725.0012/31/2022The purpose and goals of this project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when land is fallowed and weeds are sprayed with stubble left to maintain soil health; and when surface water irrigation is suspended, and residual crop stubble are maintained for soil health and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on nearby land supporting surface crops. To enable the comparison and estimate the difference in evapotranspiration, Grantee will forego planting corn on 202.25 acres and will immediately cease surface irrigation of 103 acres of triticale, all acres are contiguous.
Eliminate Irrigation and Optimize Soil CoverDDRPP13SacramentoImplementationclosedAaron Beaver$179,100.0012/31/2022The purpose and goals of this project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when surface water irrigation is suspended, and low-water-use cover crops or weed residue are maintained for soil cover and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on nearby land supporting surface irrigated corn and alfalfa. To enable the comparison and estimate the difference in evapotranspiration Grantee will immediately cease surface irrigation of 199 contiguous acres.
Discontinue Irrigation of PastureDDRPP14SolanoImplementationclosedRoss Rasmussen$405,000.0012/31/2022The purpose and goals of this project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration of pastureland in the Legal Delta when surface water irrigation is suspended and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on nearby pastureland. To enable the comparison and estimate the difference in evapotranspiration Grantee will discontinue irrigation of 450 acres.
Install Drip Irrigation and SafflowerDDRPP15SolanoImplementationclosedKnob Hill Mines, Inc. dba Hastings Island Land Company$337,500.0012/31/2022The purpose and goals of this project are to evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when surface water irrigation is significantly reduced by changing irrigation styles to drip and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on nearby land supporting surface-irrigated crops that are not drip irrigated. The other half of the project goals are to (3) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when surface water irrigation is suspended, and low-water-use cover crops or residual crop stubble are maintained for soil health and (4) compare with evapotranspiration on nearby land supporting surface-irrigated corn to enable the comparison and estimate the difference in evapotranspiration.
Single Mid-summer Irrigation of Mature AlfalfaDDRPP17San JoaquinImplementationclosedJaques Brothers Farming Co.$147,600.0012/31/2022The purpose and goals of this project are to develop data on water consumptive use savings that may be generated by significantly limiting irrigation of four-yearold alfalfa currently standing on a contiguous 164 acres within Pescadero Reclamation District. Grantee will limit the alfalfa to a single, standard amount, flood irrigation applied between June 15 and July 15, 2022, according to Grantee’s judgment regarding the best time, within that window, to apply the irrigation.
Forego a Second Carrot Crop; Manage Prior Crop ResidueDDRPP22San JoaquinImplementationclosedJaques Brothers Farming Co.$180,000.0012/31/2022The purpose and goals of this project are to develop data on water consumptive use savings that may be generated by (i) foregoing a second carrot crop and (ii) managing the residual from the first carrot crop to provide a low-water-use, weed-inhibiting, soil cover throughout the remainder of the current Water Year (through September 30, 2022). Grantee will withhold surface water irrigation on the Project Site for the remainder of the current Water Year.
Drip Irrigation Implementation at Sycamore RanchDDRPP23-10San JoaquinImplementationclosedNuss Farms, Inc.$29,700.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when Grantee drip-irrigates peppers instead of flood irrigating corn and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field.
Forgo Corn Planting, Maintain Healthy Soil Cover on Veale Tract FarmDDRPP23-103Contra CostaImplementationclosedColeman M. Foley, Jr. $455,700.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when forgoing a cash crop and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field. Grantee will forgo planting corn crop (or any other cash crop) and irrigation of the Project Site.
Shift from Irrigated to Non-irrigated CornDDRPP23-104SacramentoImplementationactiveLouis Biagioni $203,090.0012/31/2026The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when the Grantee shifts from irrigated corn to non irrigated silage corn and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field. Grantee will shallowly flood 150 acres in winter-spring 2023 to provide habitat benefits to birds.
Shift From Corn to Safflower on Coleman Foley FarmDDRPP23-105San JoaquinImplementationclosedColeman M. Foley, Jr.$183,500.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when the Grantee shifts from corn to non-irrigated safflower and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field.
Shift from Tomatoes to Non-irrigated SafflowerDDRPP23-109San JoaquinImplementationclosed3D Farms, LLC$100,500.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when the Grantee shifts from tomatoes to non-irrigated safflower and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field.
Forgo Spring Corn Crop on Egbert Fields 1-6DDRPP23-11SolanoImplementationclosedWillow Springs Ag LLC$103,555.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when forgoing a spring/summer corn cash crop and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field.
Sorghum Sudan on Scribner District DDRPP23-110SacramentoImplementationclosedWallace Chan Farms, Inc. $68,000.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when the Grantee shifts from corn to sorghum Sudan hybrid forage and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field.
Deficit Irrigation of Corn and Provision of Bird Nesting CoverDDRPP23-113SacramentoImplementationactiveJohn C. Backer Estate $166,305.0012/31/2026The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when irrigation of corn is reduced and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field.
Provide Spring Habitat for Shorebirds at Zuckerman Family FarmsDDRPP23-116San JoaquinImplementationclosedZuckerman Family Farms, Inc.$80,700.0012/31/2023The Grantee will shallowly flood 985 acres in the winter-spring 2023 to provide habitat benefits to birds.
Shift from Alfalfa and Tomatoes to Wheat at Victoria Island LPDDRPP23-117San JoaquinImplementationclosedVictoria Island LP$260,000.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when the Grantee shifts from tomatoes and alfalfa to wheat and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field.
Forgo Wheat Crop at Victoria Island LPDDRPP23-118San JoaquinImplementationclosedVictoria Island LP $173,055.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when forgoing a cash crop and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field. Grantee will forgo planting a wheat crop (or any other cash crop) on 249 acres of the Project Site.
Forgo Spring Corn Crop on Ebgert Fields 7-9, 31-34DDRPP23-12SolanoImplementationclosedWillow Springs Ag LLC$130,660.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when forgoing a spring/summer corn cash crop and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field.
Hastings Island Land Company Crop Shifting Project 2023DDRPP23-120SolanoImplementationclosedKnob Hill Mines, Inc. dba Hastings Island Land Company$135,500.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when the Grantee shifts from corn to triticale and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field.
Hastings Island Land Company Deficit Irrigation 2023DDRPP23-122SolanoImplementationclosedKnob Hill Mines, Inc. dba Hastings Island Land Company $492,075.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when grantee grows grass hay with two or fewer irrigations instead of corn or alfalfa with 4-5 irrigations and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field.
Forgo Spring Wheat Crop on Egbert Fields 20-25DDRPP23-14SolanoImplementationclosedWillow Springs Ag LLC$125,100.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when forgoing a spring/summer corn cash crop and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field.
Forgo Spring Corn Crop on Egbert Fields 40-47DDRPP23-15SolanoImplementationclosedWillow Springs Ag LLC$186,955.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when forgoing a spring/summer corn cash crop and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field.
Forgo Spring Wheat Crop on Egbert Fields 54-57DDRPP23-16SolanoImplementationclosedWillow Springs Ag LLC$72,280.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when forgoing a spring/summer corn and sunflower cash crop and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field.
Forgo Spring Corn Crop on Egbert Fields 36-39DDRPP23-19SolanoImplementationclosedWillow Springs Ag LLC$73,670.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when forgoing a spring/summer corn cash crop and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field.
Drip Irrigation Implementation at Nuss FarmsDDRPP23-25San JoaquinImplementationclosedNuss Farms, Inc. $33,000.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration
on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when Grantee drip-irrigates tomatoes
instead of flooding-irrigating corn and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a
nearby comparison field.
Deficit Irrigation of TriticaleDDRPP23-26aSacramentoImplementationclosedHubert Denis VanDeMaele $140,400.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when there is no supplemental irrigation for triticale and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field.
Deficit Irrigation of CornDDRPP23-26bSacramentoImplementationclosedHubert Denis VanDeMaele $97,875.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when there is no supplemental irrigation for corn instead of sub irrigation and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field.
Switch From a Spring/Summer Crop to a Non-irrigated Winter CropDDRPP23-27SacramentoImplementationclosedLinda Katsuki $181,500.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when the Grantee shifts from corn to triticale and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field.
No Supplemental Water for TriticaleDDRPP23-29SacramentoImplementationclosedDoug Chan Farms$65,475.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when the grantee does deficit irrigation of triticale instead of surface irrigating wheat and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field.
Plant Triticale or Small Grains and Eliminate any Surface IrrigationDDRPP23-30SacramentoImplementationclosedDoug Chan Farms$164,700.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when the grantee plants triticale and deficit irrigates instead of surface irrigating and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field.
Plant Corn and Eliminate Surface IrrigationDDRPP23-32SacramentoImplementationclosedDoug Chan Farms$166,050.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when the grantee plants corn and does not use supplemental water and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field.
Non-irrigated triticale at Dayly Lee RanchDDRPP23-34SacramentoImplementationactiveWallace Chan Farms, Inc. $177,000.0012/31/2026The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when the Grantee shifts from planting corn to planting triticale and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field.
Forgo Corn for a Non-irrigated CropDDRPP23-37SolanoImplementationclosedGarrett Esperson $65,000.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when the Grantee shifts from irrigated corn to non-irrigated safflower and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field.
Switch to Non-irrigated Safflower, Field #3DDRPP23-38SolanoImplementationclosedGarrett Esperson $68,000.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when the Grantee shifts from irrigated corn to non-irrigated safflower and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field.
Switch to Non-irrigated Safflower, Field #4DDRPP23-39SolanoImplementationclosedGarrett Esperson $80,000.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when the Grantee shifts from irrigated corn to non-irrigated safflower and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field.
Switch to Non-irrigated Safflower, Field #5DDRPP23-40SolanoImplementationclosedGarrett Esperson $71,000.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when the Grantee shifts to a non-irrigated safflower and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field.
Non-Irrigated Fields at Webb TractDDRPP23-41Contra CostaImplementationclosedRichard Silva $518,400.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when clover fields are not irrigated instead of using fields as irrigated pasture and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field.
Shift from Corn to TriticaleDDRPP23-42SacramentoImplementationclosedMello Farms, Inc. $174,420.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when the Grantee shifts from corn to non-irrigated triticale and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field. The Grantee will maintain vegetation on 323 acres to provide nesting cover for birds.
Shift From Corn to Triticale and Non-irrigated Summer CropDDRPP23-43SacramentoImplementationclosedMello Locke Ranch $89,500.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when the Grantee shifts from corn to a non-irrigated triticale crop (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field.
Deficit Irrigate 100 Acres of TriticaleDDRPP23-45SacramentoImplementationclosedJ & L Mello Farm Equipment Company$313,200.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when triticale is not supplementally watered and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field.
Plant Non-Irrigated Corn and Flood for Bird Habitat on Jackson Slough RanchDDRPP23-46SacramentoImplementationclosedSteven Dinelli $141,375.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspirationcon agricultural land in the Legal Delta when corn is not supplementally watered and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field. To fulfill the purpose and goals of the project, the Grantee will not supplementally water the corn on 190 acres of Jackson Slough Ranch instead of irrigating corn via spud ditch.
Non-Irrigated Triticale on Bouldin IslandDDRPP23-47San JoaquinImplementationclosedSteven Dinelli $49,000.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when the Grantee shifts from corn to triticale and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field. To fulfill the purpose and goals of the project, the Grantee will shift 98 acres from irrigated corn to non-irrigated triticale.
Plant Non-Irrigated Grain Corn on Bouldin Island Camp-1DDRPP23-48San JoaquinImplementationclosedSteven Dinelli $154,575.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when grain corn is not supplementally watered and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field. To fulfill the purpose and goals of the project, the Grantee will plant non-irrigated grain corn and not supplementally water on 229 acres during the 2023 water year instead of surface irrigating corn.
Non-irrigated Triticale on John Weidmann Sutter Island DDRPP23-49SacramentoImplementationclosedWallace Chan Farms, Inc. $63,500.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when the Grantee shifts from planting corn to planting triticale and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field. To fulfill the purpose and goals of the project, the Grantee will shift from planting an irrigated corn crop to non-irrigated triticale.
Deficit Irrigation of AlmondsDDRPP23-50San JoaquinImplementationclosedLund Ranch LLC $675,000.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when deficit-irrigating almonds and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field. To fulfill the purpose and goals of the project, the Grantee will reduce irrigation by twenty percent (20%) on the Project Site almond orchard.
Deficit Irrigation of Corn Grown on the K+O RanchDDRPP23-51SacramentoImplementationclosedGardiner Company $62,775.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when corn is irrigated once instead of five times and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field. To fulfill the purpose and goals of the project, the Grantee will reduce the evapotranspiration and save water while still growing corn with one irrigation cycle on 93 acres instead of growing corn with five irrigation cycles.
Deficit Irrigation of CornDDRPP23-52SacramentoImplementationclosedGardiner Company $87,750.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when corn is grown with one irrigation cycle instead of five and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field. To fulfill the purpose and goals of the project, the Grantee will reduce the evapotranspiration and save water while still growing corn with one irrigation cycle on 130 acres instead of watering corn with five irrigation cycles using 2.4-acre feet.
Non-Irrigated Pasture in HoodDDRPP23-54SacramentoImplementationclosedDaniel Yarbrough $69,525.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when no supplemental watering is done on clover pasture instead of rotational grazing and flood irrigating every four weeks and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field. To fulfill the purpose and goals of the project, the Grantee will not irrigate 103 acres of clover pasture during the program period instead of rotational grazing and flood irrigating every four weeks to conserve water.
Non-irrigated Safflower or Wheat with Nesting Bird BenefitsDDRPP23-55YoloImplementationactiveDutra Hay & Grain $228,120.0012/31/2026The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when the Grantee shifts from corn and alfalfa to non-irrigated safflower and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field. To fulfill the purpose and goals of the project, the Grantee will shift from irrigated corn and alfalfa to nonirrigated safflower.
Forgo Double Cropping with Corn or Sudan for Pombo 7P Cattle CompanyDDRPP23-57San JoaquinImplementationclosedErnest J Pombo Jr $71,585.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when forgoing a cash crop and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field. The Grantee will cultivate winter wheat with no applied irrgation and will not plant a spring or summer cash crop, thereby foregoing a double crop.
Forgo Irrigation on Existing AlfalfaDDRPP23-59YoloImplementationclosedDutra Hay & Grain$112,500.0012/31/2022The purpose and goals of this project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when surface water irrigation is suspended, and low-water-use cover crops or residual weed cover are maintained for soil health and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on nearby land supporting surface irrigated alfalfa. To enable the comparison and estimate the difference in evapotranspiration, Grantee will cease irrigation on 125 acres of existing alfalfa. This action will occur on a +/-125 contiguous acres off Elk Slough, near Clarksburg.
Forgo Double Cropping with Corn or Sudan for Pombo 7P Cattle CompanyDDRPP23-60San JoaquinImplementationclosedErnest J Pombo Jr $81,315.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when forgoing a cash crop and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field. To fulfill the purpose and goals of the project, the Grantee will cultivate and harvest a winter crop (wheat) instead of double cropping with corn or Sudan grass.
Forgo Corn Crop for 1,000 Acres on Holland TractDDRPP23-65Contra CostaImplementationactiveLemhi Land & Cattle, LLC $918,500.0012/31/2026The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when forgoing a corn crop and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field. The Grantee will forgo irrigation and planting corn (or any other cash crop) on 1,000 acres of the Project Site. Additionally, the Grantee will shallowly flood 1,000 acres to provide habitat benefits to birds.
Deficit Irrigation of a Vineyard – Sutter RoadDDRPP23-71YoloImplementationclosedSutter Home Winery, Inc. - Trinchero Family Estates$249,750.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when deficit irrigating a vineyard and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field. To fulfill the purpose and goals of the project, the Grantee will reduce irrigation by at least twenty percent (20%) on the Project Site.
Forgo Corn at Ewing Farms LPDDRPP23-74SacramentoImplementationclosedEwing Farms LP $84,790.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when forgoing a cash crop and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field. The Grantee will cultivate safflower with no applied irrigation, and will forgo planting a summer corn crop.
Eliminate Irrigation at VKR FarmsDDRPP23-76YoloImplementationclosedVKR FARMS LLC $106,250.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when forgoing a cash crop and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field. To fulfill the purpose and goals of the project, the Grantee will forgo planting alfalfa (or any other cash crop) on 150 acres and grow non-irrigated safflower instead.
Forgo Cash Crop (Corn) on 135 Acres, Eliminating Consumptive Water UseDDRPP23-77San JoaquinImplementationclosedD&L Farms, Inc.$93,825.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when forgoing a cash crop (corn) and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field. Grantee will forgo planting corn crop (or any other cash crop) on 135 acres of the Project Site.
111 Acres Non-Irrigated Corn and Habitat Flooding on Bouldin Island Camp 33DDRPP23-78San JoaquinImplementationclosedSteven Dinelli $83,250.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when corn is planted in May 2023 and no additional surface water is used during the 2023 water year and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field. The Grantee will not supplementally water the corn on 111 acres of Bouldin Island Camp 33 instead of surface irrigating corn. Additionally the grantee will shallowly flood 111 acres to provide bird habitat benefits.
Shift from Irrigated Corn to Non-Irrigated WheatDDRPP23-81San JoaquinImplementationclosedD&L Farms, Inc. $250,000.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when the Grantee shifts from corn to wheat and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field. The Grantee will plant and non-irrigated wheat on 500 acres that would otherwise be planted to corn.
Forgo Double Crop of Corn on Palm TractDDRPP23-84Contra CostaImplementationclosedJackson Land & Cattle, LP$420,475.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when forgoing a cash crop and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field. The Grantee will plant a winter beardless wheat crop for harvest as hay or grain and forgo planting a double crop of corn.
Forgo Double Cropping on 542 Acres on Tyler IslandDDRPP23-85SacramentoImplementationclosedRichard J. Carli $391,435.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when forgoing a cash crop and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field. The Grantee will plant a fall or winter grain crop and forgo planting a double crop of corn. Additionally, the Grantee will provide nesting cover for birds and shallowly flood to provide habitat benefits to birds.
Shift from Corn and Rice to Triticale on Tyler IslandDDRPP23-87SacramentoImplementationclosedRichard J. Carli $183,720.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when the Grantee shifts from corn and rice to winter grain and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field.
Eliminate 2023 Irrigation on 450 Acres at Midway RanchDDRPP23-90YoloImplementationactiveRoss Rasmussen $411,060.0012/31/2026The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when the project site is fallowed instead of irrigated pasture and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field. The Grantee will eliminate irrigation of 450 acres while maintaining appropriate drainage and soil protections and using cattle to manage weeds and keep grasses under control at the project site instead of irrigated pasture for cattle using flood irrigation with border strips.
Spring Flooding for Bird BenefitsDDRPP23-92San JoaquinImplementationclosedCelli Ranches, Inc. $68,925.0012/31/2023The Grantee will shallowly flood 919 acres in the spring to provide habitat benefits to birds.
Deficit Irrigation of 366 Acres at Lower Hill RanchDDRPP23-94San JoaquinImplementationclosedMeirinho Land & Cattle, LP $247,050.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when grantee deficit irrigates crop instead of irrigating corn and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field. Grantee will deficit irrigate 366 acres of drought tolerant corn crop.
Spring Flooding for Bird BenefitsDDRPP23-95San JoaquinImplementationclosedRaymond Lagorio$23,175.0012/31/2023The Grantee will shallowly flood 309 acres in the winter-spring 2023 to provide habitat benefits to birds.
Irrigation Deficit at Bacon Island RanchDDRPP23-96San JoaquinImplementationclosedLMT Investments, LLC $357,750.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when grantee deficit irrigates corn instead of planting and irrigating wheat and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field. Grantee will deficit irrigate 530 acres of drought tolerant corn instead of growing wheat with normal irrigation.
Non-irrigated Small Grain in Lieu of CornDDRPP23-98San JoaquinImplementationclosedZuckerman Family Farms, Inc. $84,000.0012/31/2023The purpose and goals of the Project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when the Grantee shifts from corn to nonirrigated barley and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on a nearby comparison field.
Eliminate Irrigation in Fields and Optimize for Dryland Barley and CornDDRPP25SacramentoImplementationclosedHubert Denis VanDeMaele$317,700.0012/31/2022The purpose and goals of this project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when surface water irrigation is suspended and dryland barley on 221 acres and dryland corn on the remaining 132 acres are grown (total 353), (2) compare with evapotranspiration on nearby land supporting surface-irrigated alfalfa. To enable the comparison and estimate the difference in evapotranspiration, Grantee will immediately cease surface irrigation of 353 contiguous acres, consisting of 7 fields in the HD and Linda VanDeMaele Family Trust in BALMD drainage district 407 (Project Site).
Eliminate Irrigation and Optimize Soil CoverDDRPP26SolanoImplementationclosedKC Farming LLC$400,500.0012/31/2022The purpose and goals of this project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when surface water irrigation is suspended, and low-water use cover crops or weed residue are maintained for soil cover and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on nearby land supporting surface irrigated summer forage and alfalfa. To enable the comparison and estimate the difference in evapotranspiration Grantee will immediately cease surface irrigation of 445 acres (Project Site).
Severely Limit or Withhold Surface Irrigation; Maintain Ground CoverDDRPP28San JoaquinImplementationclosedAnna Solari$243,000.0012/31/2022The purpose and goals of this project are to develop data on water consumptive use savings that may be generated by significantly limiting irrigation of mature alfalfa and a proposed cover crop while eliminating irrigation of currently standing wheat on a contiguous 270 acres within Wright Tract. Except for the single irrigation of alfalfa and the single pre-irrigation of the cover crop, Grantee will not apply any additional surface irrigation within the Project Site during the remainder of the current Water Year (ending on September 30, 2022).
Forgo Corn Planting and Maintain Healthy Soil CoverDDRPP31San JoaquinImplementationclosedColeman M. Foley, Jr.$405,000.0012/31/2022The purpose and goals of this project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when surface water irrigation is suspended, and low-water-use cover crops or residual weed cover are maintained for soil health and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on nearby land supporting surface irrigated corn. To enable the comparison and estimate the difference in evapotranspiration Grantee will forgo planting of corn and irrigation of 450 contiguous acres, consisting of several fields within Upper Jones Tract (Project Site).
Eliminate Irrigation and Optimize Soil CoverDDRPP33San JoaquinImplementationclosedMike Stokes Farming LLC$90,900.0012/31/2022The purpose and goals of this project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when surface water irrigation is suspended and a low-water-use crop is maintained for soil health and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on nearby land supporting surface irrigated corn. Grantee will immediately cease surface irrigation of 101 contiguous acres and will grow non-irrigated safflower, which will serve as soil cover, until September 30, 2022.
Reducing Irrigation Using Different CropsDDRPP34San JoaquinImplementationclosedD&L Farms, Inc.$450,000.0012/31/2022The purpose and goals of this project are (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when surface water irrigation is suspended, and low-water-use cover crops or residual crop stubble are maintained for soil health and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on nearby land supporting surface irrigated corn. The 500 acres of the project will all be planted to wheat, allowing the wheat to go to grain.
Eliminate Irrigation of Grain Corn and Optimize for Dryland Grain Corn CropsDDRPP35/41Sacramento and San JoaquinImplementationclosedSteven Dinelli$343,638.0012/31/2022The purpose and goals of this project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when surface water irrigation is suspended on grain corn on 189 acres on Andurs Island and dryland safflower on 192.82 acres on Bouldin Island, (2) compare with evapotranspiration on nearby land supporting surface irrigated corn. To enable the comparison and estimate the difference in evapotranspiration, Grantee will immediately cease surface irrigation of parcels in these two locations, consisting of fields on Jackson Slough Road.
Forego Irrigation of 162 Acres of Triticale, and 197 Acres of BarleyDDRPP37SacramentoImplementationclosedDennis Katsuki/DK Ag$323,100.0012/31/2022The purpose and goals of this project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when irrigation is suspended through the end of the Water Year and crop stubble is left after harvest to maintain soil health and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on nearby land supporting surface crops. To enable this comparison and estimate the difference in evapotranspiration Grantee will forego irrigation on 162 acres of triticale and 197 acres of barely, and harvest both crops in early July leaving stubble to maintain soil cover.
Forgo Corn Planting and Maintain Healthy Soil CoverDDRPP39SacramentoImplementationclosedRichard Carli$179,190.0012/31/2022The purpose and goals of this project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when surface water irrigation is suspended, and low-water-use cover crops or residual weed cover are maintained for soil health and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on nearby land supporting surface irrigated corn. To enable the comparison and estimate the difference in evapotranspiration, Grantee will cease irrigation on the existing crops and forgo planting of corn and irrigation of +/-200 contiguous acres, within Tyler Island (Project Site).
Forego Planting Corn on 500 acres, Plant Non-irrigated Small Grains (Triticale and Barley)DDRPP40San JoaquinImplementationclosedZuckerman Family Farms$450,000.0012/31/2022The purpose and goals of this project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when corn is not planted and non-irrigated small grains (triticale and barley) are grown, and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on nearby land supporting surface crops. To enable this comparison and estimate the difference in evapotranspiration Grantee will forego planting a corn crop on 500 acres in four separate fields that will be planted in non-irrigated small grains (triticale and barley).
Eliminate Irrigation and Optimize Soil CoverDDRPP42SacramentoImplementationclosedDoug Chan Farms$432,900.0012/31/2022The purpose and goals of this project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when surface water irrigation is suspended, and low-water-use cover crops or weed residue are maintained for soil cover and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on nearby land supporting surface irrigated alfalfa, corn, or tomatoes. To enable the comparison and estimate the difference in evapotranspiration Grantee will immediately cease surface irrigation of 481 acres across two locations (Project Site) for the remainder of the Water Year, which runs through September 30, 2022.
Eliminate Irrigation and Plant Dryland SafflowerDDRPP44SacramentoImplementationclosedTyler II TIC$214,200.0012/31/2022The purpose and goals of this project are to 1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when surface water irrigation is suspended, and low-water-use cover crops or residual crop stubble are maintained for soil health and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on nearby land supporting surface-irrigated corn. To enable the comparison and estimate the difference in evapotranspiration, the 238 acres of the project will all be planted to safflower.
Eliminate Irrigation and Optimize Soil CoverDDRPP45SacramentoImplementationclosedAnthony Borba$94,500.0012/31/2022The purpose and goals of this project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when surface water irrigation is suspended, and low-water-use cover crops or weed residue are maintained for soil cover and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on nearby land supporting surface irrigated corn. To enable the comparison and estimate the difference in evapotranspiration, Grantee will immediately cease surface irrigation of 105 acres (Project Site) for the remainder of the Water Year, which runs through September 30, 2022.
Eliminate Irrigation and Plant Dryland SafflowerDDRPP46SacramentoImplementationclosedWallace Chan Farms, Inc.$159,300.0012/31/2022The purpose and goals of this project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when surface water irrigation is suspended on a cluster of about 177 acres in Buckley and McDowell and planted with dryland safflower, (2) compare with evapotranspiration on nearby land supporting surface irrigated safflower, wheat, and corn. To enable the comparison and estimate the difference in evapotranspiration, Grantee will immediately cease surface irrigation parcels in the aforesaid cluster consisting on fields between Sutter Island Road and Steamboat Slough in Sutter Island.
Eliminate Irrigation and Optimize Soil CoverDDRPP47SacramentoImplementationclosedJohn C. Backer$119,700.0012/31/2022The purpose and goals of this project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when surface water irrigation is suspended, and low-water use cover crops are maintained for soil health and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on nearby land supporting surface irrigated corn. To enable the comparison and estimate the difference in evapotranspiration Grantee will immediately cease surface irrigation of 133 contiguous acres, consisting of two fields within Courtland Ranch
Forgo Corn Planting and Maintain Healthy Soil CoverDDRPP48SacramentoImplementationclosedVincent Chavier$255,600.0012/31/2022The purpose and goals of this project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when surface water irrigation is suspended, and low-water-use cover crops or residual weed cover are maintained for soil health and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on nearby land supporting surface irrigated corn. To enable the comparison and estimate the difference in evapotranspiration Grantee will cease irrigation on the existing crops and forgo planting of corn and irrigation of +/-284 contiguous acres, within Twitchell Island (Project Site).
Forego Planting Tomatoes, Plant Non-Irrigated SafflowerDDRPP49San JoaquinImplementationclosedDel Carlo Farms, Inc.$214,200.0012/31/2022The purpose and goals of this project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when non-irrigated safflower is planted in lieu of tomatoes and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on nearby land supporting surface crops. To enable the comparison and estimate the difference in evapotranspiration Grantee will forego planting tomatoes on 238 acres and will plant non-irrigated safflower to be harvested in late August leaving stubble to maintain soil health.
Eliminate Irrigation and Optimize Soil CoverDDRPP51SacramentoImplementationclosedLouis Biagioni$157,500.0012/31/2022The purpose and goals of this project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when surface water irrigation is suspended and a low-water-use crop is maintained for soil health and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on nearby land supporting surface irrigated corn. To enable the comparison and estimate the difference in evapotranspiration Grantee will immediately cease surface irrigation of 175 contiguous acres, and will grow non-irrigated safflower and/or sorghum to serve as soil cover.
Forgo Irrigation of Existing Alfalfa and Plant WheatDDRPP52SacramentoImplementationclosedBruce Gornto$180,000.0012/31/2022The purpose and goals of this project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when surface water irrigation is suspended, and low-water-use cover crops or residual weed cover are maintained for soil health and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on nearby land supporting surface irrigated alfalfa. To enable the comparison and estimate the difference in evapotranspiration Grantee will cease irrigation on 100 acres of existing alfalfa, remove an additional 100 acres of alfalfa and replace with wheat that will not be irrigated.
Eliminate Irrigation and Optimize Soil CoverDDRPP57San JoaquinImplementationclosedFrank D. Mills$254,700.0012/31/2022The purpose and goals of this project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when surface water irrigation is suspended, and low-water-use cover crops are maintained for soil health and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on nearby land supporting surface irrigated corn and alfalfa. To enable the comparison and estimate the difference in evapotranspiration Grantee will immediately cease surface irrigation of 283 contiguous acres, consisting of three fields within Brack Tract.
Eliminate Irrigation and Optimize Soil CoverDDRPP60San JoaquinImplementationclosedRivercrest Nut Co. LP$90,000.0012/31/2022The purpose and goals of this project are to (1) evaluate the evapotranspiration on agricultural land in the Legal Delta when surface water irrigation is suspended, and low-water-use cover crops are maintained for soil health and (2) compare with evapotranspiration on nearby land supporting surface irrigated corn. To enable the comparison and estimate the difference in evapotranspiration Grantee will immediately cease surface irrigation of 100 contiguous acres, consisting of two fields within Bianchi Ranch.
Wetand Mosaic Landscape on Webb Tract ProjectNBS01Contra CostaPlanning and implementationawardedThe Metropolitan Water District of Southern California$20,907,371.00TBDThe purpose of this project is to design, study, and contruct up to 3,500 acres of wetlands and up to 1,500 acres of rice fields, as well as grassland/upland habitat, willow riparian scrub, and other habitat types of Webb Tract.
Delta Rice Conversion ProgramNBS02San Joaquin and Contra CostaImplementationawardedThe Nature Conservancy$4,333,124.00TBDGrant funding for The Delta Rice Conversion Program will support the conversion of 3,000 to 7,500 acres of current agriculture in the Delta to wildlife-friendly rice for climate and ecosystem benefits. TNC will contract with willing landowners and provide reimbursement for the conversion costs required to prepare land for rice cultivation.
Land Acquisition on Bethel IslandNBS03Contra CostaImplementation (Acquisition)awardedJohn Muir Land Trust$2,202,091.00TBDThe purpose of this project is to acquire a 600-acre property, Hoover Ranch, on Bethel Island for permanent environmental protection and stewardship.
Wetland Restoration Project on Staten IslandNBS04San JoaquinImplementationawardedThe Nature Conservancy$6,753,396.00TBDThe goal of this Project is to implement wetland restoration and carbon farming to create and support vital habitat for birds and other species; reduce greenhouse gas emissions and restore carbon stocks; halt and reverse ground subsidence; provide other co-benefits like improved water quality; and serve as a demonstration project to help scale similar wetland and carbon farming projects across the Delta.
Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Habitat and Drainage ImprovementP1-1503YoloImplementationclosedDucks Unlimited$2,026,813.633/31/2022The goal of this project was to Implement habitat and working landscape enhancements in the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area.
Fish Friendly Farming Certification Program for the Sacramento-San Joaquin DeltaP1-1505MultiplePlanningclosedCA Land Stewardship Institute$89,450.007/31/2020The Fish Friendly Farming (FFF) Certification Program is a voluntary program for the development and implementation of Beneficial Management Practices on private agricultural land to improve and sustain water quality, protect and enhance habitat, and conserve water.
Sherman Island Wetland Restoration Project Phase IIIP1-1508SacramentoPlanningclosedDucks Unlimited$99,966.0012/31/2018This project developed plans and obtained permits to restore up to 1,600 acres of wetlands on Sherman Island to provide habitat, reverse subsidence, and sequester carbon from the atmosphere.
Three Creeks Parkway RestorationP1-1509Contra CostaImplementationclosedAmerican Rivers$836,409.6012/30/2021The objective of this implemtation project were to convert a denuded flood control channel at the confluence of Marsh, Sand, and Deer Creeks into a healthy stream corridor, improving the surrounding habitat.
Paradise Cut Conservation and Flood Management PlanP1-1512San JoaquinPlanningclosedSan Joaquin Resource Conservation District$99,924.006/30/2019A multi-benefit project in the lower San Joaquin River that aims reduce flood risk to farms and cities while improving habitat for native species (including salmon) by constructing a bypass and restoring floodplain habitat. The is located in San Joaquin County, immediately southwest of Paradise Cut and the San Joaquin River between the cities of Lathrop and Tracy.
Yolo Bypass Corridors for Flood Escape on the Yolo Bypass Wildlife AreaP1-1516YoloImplementationclosedYolo Resource Conservation District$836,234.0012/31/2022This project will create approximately five miles of new habitat in two corridors that will provide cover for wildlife escaping flood events and enhance year-round habitat for migratory birds, pollinators, and other wildlife. Additionally, the project will create a public-access demonstration planting that along with public outreach, will create enhanced awareness and appreciation of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area.
Lower Marsh Creek and Sand Creek Watershed Riparian Restoration PlanningP1-1519Contra CostaplanningclosedAmerican Rivers$73,493.0012/31/2019Create a Programmatic California Environmental Quality Act document for future restoration activities conducted by Grantee and their partners in the Marsh Creek and Sand Creek watersheds.
Dutch Slough Tidal Marsh RevegetationP1-1602Contra CostaImplementationclosedRD2137$2,900,000.005/1/2022The purpose of the project is to benefit native species by re-establishing natural ecological processes and habitats; to contribute to the scientific understanding of ecological restoration; and to provide opportunities to people for shoreline access, education, and recreation.
Petersen Ranch: Working Waterway Habitat EnhancementP1-1605SolanoImplementationclosedSolano RCD$444,464.0010/31/2021This project pairs cattle management practices with ecosystem restoration practices to create 13.5 acres of riparian habitat on actively farmed and grazed ground in the northern part of the Peterson Ranch along Lindsey Slough. This will ensure that cattle no longer have direct access to surface waterways that discharge into sensitive Delta habitats and will create riparian corridors.
Restoration of Priority Freshwater Wetlands for Endangered Species at the Cosumnes River PreserveP1-1608SacramentoImplementationclosedSacramento Regional Parks$942,631.0012/31/2020This project will restore 110 acres of wetland and oak woodlands, and will improve the hydrologic function and condition of Horseshoe Lake at the Cosumnes River Preserve by removing invasive primrose and applying aquatic herbicide for long-term control. The project will benefit the survival of both listed and non-listed species, and restore local water storage capacity alon the Cosumnes River.
Investigations of Restoration Techniques that Limit Invasion of Tidal WetlandsP1-1612Contra CostaPlanningclosedUC Davis$104,452.006/30/2021This project will investigate several revegetation techniques to deter colonization of invasive species on restoration sites in tidal wetlands to improve the potential for successful restoration efforts.
Bay Point Restoration and Public AccessP1-1701Contra CostaImplementationclosedEast Bay Regional Parks$2,100,000.0012/31/2021This project will convert weedy low-quality seasonal wetlands and ruderal land cover back to high-value habitats. Approximately 44 acres of wetland and grassland, 5,595 linear feet of saline emergent marsh channel, and 8,170 linear feet of terrestrial transition zone will be restored within a 56.6-acre project area where past land uses filled historic tidal emergent marsh.
Restoration Planning at River Garden FarmsP1-1702YoloPlanningclosedAmerican Rivers$665,367.441/31/2023This project plans for the restoration of ecosystem function in floodplain, wetland, and riparian habitats to create habitat for migratory salmonid and bird species along the Sacramento River on a large working farm, providing habitat connectivity within a matrix of intensive agriculture. The project goal is to improve the function and connectivity of aquatic habitat on working landscapes in the Central Valley by integrating agriculture-compatible restoration and conservation into farm practices and management, thereby providing a model for ecological and economic resiliency.
Knightsen Wetland Restoration & Flood Protection ProjectP1-1709Contra CostaPlanningactiveContra Costa County Habitat Conservancy$1,435,000.0011/30/2024This project will conduct planning for wetland and habitat restoration, stormwater management and treatment, and recreational opportunity development nearthe unincorporated town of Knightsen in East Contra Costa County (ECCC). The project will provide much needed restoration of the Delta shoreline and substantial water quality benefits.
Grizzly Slough Floodplain Restoration Project at the Cosumnes River PreserveP1-1710SacramentoImplementationactiveDWR$8,700,800.003/31/2026This project will restore natural flooding to a 304-acre project site located at the Consumnes River Preserve by breaching the levee in Grizzly Slough. The project will benefit species such as juvenile chinook salmon, riparian-nesting Swainson’s hawk, and foraging sandhill cranes by creating additional habitat and return natural hydrologic process to the property
Three Creeks Parkway Restoration #2P1-1711Contra CostaImplementationclosedAmerican Rivers$990,542.866/30/2022Incorporates the Carmel Estates stormwater basin into the larger Three Creeks Parway Restoration Project that is currently managed by American Rivers and funded by the Conservancy. This project will enhance the existing project by adding one acre of habitat to the Three Creeks Parkway project site, satisfying flood conveyance needs and creating ecological benefits.
Bees Lakes Habitat Restoration PlanP1-1712YoloPlanningclosedCity of West Sacramento$592,500.002/28/2021This project develops a detailed habitat restoration plan for the Bees Lakes area that will restore historic physical and ecological processes to optimize habitat function, enhance the existing habitat to better meet listed species needs, improve pond water quality, remove potential contaminants, and improve public access management.
Stone Lakes Restoration PlanningP1-1713SacramentoPlanningclosedDucks Unlimited$673,846.0012/31/2023The project seeks to provide infrastructure and suitable conditions for shallow flooded wetland habitat suitable for Cranes, waterfowl and shorebird species within the Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. Further, the projects seeks to improve water conveyance and managment by increasing native vegitation diversity and reducing the number of invasive vegitation spcies.
Nutria Eradication - Phase OneP1-1718MultipleImplementationclosedCDFW$1,125,577.004/30/2022The purpose of this project is to reduce Nutria populations to zero, or near-zero, levels in the Delta. Nutria are highly-invasive, large, semi-aquatic rodents that can cause severe ecological and economic impacts. This project is the first phase to track and "knock down" populations of Nutria.
Mello/Jensen Heirs Sandhill Crane Preserve Conservation EasementP1-1801SacramentoImplementation (Acquisition)activeAgricultural Natural Resources Trust$2,263,472.004/30/2024This project will protect 275 acres of prime crane-friendly farmland in perpetuity through the purchase of a conservation easement to benefit migratory bird species. The protection of existing crane-friendly crops, such as grain, in the Delta is required to prevent the conversion to crops that do not suit crane foraging yet are more economically beneficial to farmers, such as vineyards and orchards.
Blacklock Restoration: Phragmites Control StudyP1-1803SolanoPlanningclosedDWR$387,440.0011/1/2022Test methods for controlling invasive species in future restoration at the Blacklock restoration site.
Delta Working Waterways Habitat Restoration P1-1804SolanoPlanningactiveSolano RCD$347,481.003/15/2025This project will include planning, permitting and site design for eight habitat restoration sites in Solano County, South East of Dixon. The project will make each site shovel ready for implementation, providing a range of Delta habitat types including floodplain, riparian and wetland.
Paradise Cut Conservation and Flood Management Plan, Phase 2P1-1806San JoaquinPlanningclosedSan Joaquin Resource Conservation District$265,254.007/31/2023A multi-benefit project in the lower San Joaquin River that aims reduce flood risk to farms and cities while improving habitat for native species (including salmon) by constructing a bypass and restoring floodplain habitat. The is located in San Joaquin County, immediately southwest of Paradise Cut and the San Joaquin River between the cities of Lathrop and Tracy.
Elk Slough Fish Passage and Flood ImprovementP1-1807YoloPlanningclosedRD999$984,695.0012/31/2023This project will restore a critical anadromous fish passage, enhance shaded riverine aquatic habitat, substantially improve Elk slough’s water quality, and implement flood improvements for the legacy Delta community of Clarksburg by installing flood gates at the upper and lower ends of Elk Slough and improving the levees to accommodate increased flow velocities through the slough and to improve their flood protection performance. These benefits will be achieved by more directly connecting Elk Slough to the Sacramento River, and thus providing an alternative route for federally threatened winter run and spring-run chinook salmon migrating through the Delta.
Lower San Joaquin Riparian Corridor Restoration PlanningP1-1808San JoaquinPlanningactiveAmerican Rivers$522,027.0011/30/2024This project will restore approximately 2.5 miles of shaded riverine habitat along the San Joaquin River to support aquatic habitat (water temperature, food supplies, shelter) for migratory fish.
Phase 1 San Joaquin River Floodplain Restoration and Floodway Enhancement at Banta-CarbonaP1-1810San JoaquinPlanningactiveBanta Carbona$750,931.002/28/2025This project is a multi-benefit habitat restoration project that will improve rearing habitat for juvenile salmon, reduce flood risk, and address sedimentation at Banta-Carbona Irrigation District’s (BCID’s) intake fish screen. The project would excavate a floodplain area that is perched approximately 10 feet above the active channel that currently only inundates during extreme high flow events. This project will create up to 30 acres of floodplain habitat that will seasonally inundate under the current San Joaquin River flow regime.
Nutria Eradication - Phase TwoP1-1813MultipleImplementationactiveCDFW$8,483,080.003/15/2026The purpose of this project is to reduce Nutria populations to zero, or near-zero, levels in the Delta. Nutria are highly-invasive, large, semi-aquatic rodents that can cause severe ecological and economic impacts. This project will use Nutria detector dogs that have been proven in other parts of the United States.
Oakley Creekside Park RestorationP1-1814Contra CostaPlanningactiveCity of Oakley$436,464.8012/15/2024This project will develop 65% conceptual designs and complete permitting to convert the denuded Marsh Creek flood control channel into a healthy stream corridor and develop a long-term land management strategy for the project site.
Little Franks Tract Invasive Weed Removal and RestorationP1-2204Contra CostaImplementationactiveContra Costa County Resource Conservation District$427,706.002/15/2026This project aims to reclaim the Little Franks Tract island from a number of invasive plants that have colonized the land, including the prolific Arundo species. Native species will be substituted in to help reclaim the island, and long term monitoring will ensure the health of the site.
Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Habitat and Drainage Improvement, Phase 2P1-2207YoloImplementationactiveDucks Unlimited$887,516.002/15/2026This project is a coninuation of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Habitat and Drainage Improvement, Phase 2. The project aims to further upgrade the flood and irragtion control infastructure of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, helping to better control irrigation and flooding in the surrounding areas.
Ulatis Creek Habitat RestorationP1-2208SolanoImplementationactiveSolano Resource Conservation District$413,586.003/31/2026A habitat restoration project focused on restoring historic riparian habitat on working lands in the Delta. Native plants will be installed along the Ulatis creek, including bushes, trees and grasses, generating habitat for a number of species, including migratory birds.
Improving Hydrological Resiliency of Managed Wetlands in Suisun MarshP1-2209SolanoImplementationactiveSuisun Resource Conservation District$542,546.003/31/2026This project will install resilient hydrological infrastructure improvements in at various managed wetlands identified as top priorities identified in the Suisun Marsh Improvement report. The resilient infrastructure will allow landowners to adaptively manage the wetlands which will provide direct benefits to habitat conditions, improve water management capabilities, reduce costs for pumping, mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, provide fish food resources, and benefit water quality by reducing low dissolved oxygen discharges.
Marsh Creek Reservoir Restoration and Total Mercury ReductionP1-2211Contra CostaPlanningactiveContra Costa County Flood Control District$550,000.003/30/2026This project takes preliminary concept design plans to 100 percent design plans for the restoration of Marsh Creek Reservoir. Restoring and maintaining adequate flood capacity in the Marsh Creek Reservoir would improve flood protection and sediment catchment, reducing flood risk for downstram Delta communities.
Van Buskirk Multi-Benefit Ecosystem RestorationP1-2212San JoaquinPlanningactiveAmerican Rivers$467,848.0011/30/2025A multi-benefit project in the Van Buskirk area of Stockton that aims to create a community center, and communcity recreation sites on the north bank of the San Joaquin River.
Clarksburg Schoolhouse AcquistionP6802YoloImplementation (Acquisition)activeFriends of the Clarksburg Schoolhouse$310,373.003/15/2025Aquisition of approximately 1.13-acre parcel of land located in the county of Yolo, California.
Southport Levee Recreation TrailP6803YoloPlanningactiveCity of West Sacramento$337,863.0011/1/2025The purpose of this project is to create the 65 Percent Design Plans and the 90 Percent Design Plans Package, as well as complete all environmental and permitting required for the construction of 5.6 miles of paved bike path on the crown of the Southport Setback Levee.
Pittsburg Boat Launch P6804Contra CostaPlanningactiveCity of Pittsburg$172,155.0011/1/2024The purpose of this project is to complete planning documents and public outreach for future enhancements to the Boat Launch Facility and Central Harbor Park. These enhancements will include improved paths of travel, new public restrooms, tourist-targeted signs and viewing benches, educational signage, a fish cleaning station, picnic tables, a play structure, and additional security infrastructure.
Isleton Museum Display CasesP6805SacramentoImplementationactiveIsleton Museum$44,500.003/15/2025The purpose of this project is to purchase and use proper display cases for housing historic and cultural items in the Isleton Museum, located in the renovated Bing Kong Tong Building
Discover the Delta Welcome Center P6806SacramentoPlanningactiveDiscover the Delta Foundation$284,978.003/15/2025The purpose of this project is to review and update building plans, and to process a newbuilding permit including payment of required Sacramento County fees.
Freeport Gateway MonumentsP6808SacramentoPlanningactiveCity of Sacramento$223,277.003/15/2025The purpose of this project is to develop a conceptual signage plan, conduct community outreach, prepare 65 percent design plans, and complete environmental clearance for the installation of two gateway monuments (freestanding structures or signs) and one interpretive sign in the unincorporated community of Freeport.
Asian American Heritage ParkP6811SacramentoImplementationactiveDelta Educational and Cultural Society$811,362.003/31/2025The purpose of this project is to create a .07-acre park in the city of Isleton at 27 Main Street, a currently vacant parcel that fronts on Main Street and backs up to the levee at Highway 160, which runs along the Sacramento River. The park will include culturally-relevant objects and interpretive exhibits on the history and heritage of the Chinese and Japanese who once occupied the Asian American Historic District of Isleton.
Restoration of the Clarksburg SchoolhouseP6813YoloImplementationactiveFriends of the Clarksburg Schoolhouse$2,070,972.003/15/2026The purpose of this project is to restore the 1883 Clarksburg Schoolhouse and develop it into a Delta Welcome Center, K-12 educational center, and informational resource center to promote the Delta's history and culture, recreation and tourism, natural environment, and agricultural industry.
Suisun City Public Fishing DockP6819SolanoPlanningactiveCity of Suisun City$715,180.00TBDThe Suisun City Public Fishing Dock Planning Project will fund the pre-construction planning activities associated with the construction of a 12-foot by 100-foot public fishing dock along Suisun Slough, located within Suisun City. Project costs include permitting, preparation of a site Master Plan, community outreach, and 30 and 65 percent design plans.