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Delta Watch
The latest issue of the San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science Journal is now available, featuring essays from Delta Stewardship Council Vice Chair Phil Isenberg and former California Natural Resources Agency Deputy Secretary Jerry Meral.

Prior to human interference, the Delta existed as a vibrant swath of floodplains, teeming with native flora and fauna. This rich, natural environment has been replaced by a network of man-made leveed channels. While these levees provide benefits to local communities and farms, they have come at a huge cost to the Delta ecosystem.

The Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) seeks to protect the reliability of California’s two largest water projects that tap a major source of supply – the Sierra Nevada Mountains - by improving how water moves through the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta (Delta). The price of reliable water supplies from BDCP implementation is projected at about $5 a month for urban water users.