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  • A Research Guide to California Water Law

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    A Research Guide to California Water Law

    Loyola Law School | February 21, 2017...
    Summary

    California water law is a complex subject. It is governed by both state and federal law, and is part property law and part...

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  • Achieving State Goals for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

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    Achieving State Goals for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

    Legislative Analyst's Office | January 15, 2015...
    Summary

    The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) is a biodiverse ecosystem that covers about 1,150 square miles and supports over 700 species of fish and...

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  • An Introduction to the San Francisco Estuary

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    An Introduction to the San Francisco Estuary

    The Bay Institute | April 8, 2012...
    Summary

    San Francisco Bay enters most of our lives as an obstacle to pass over as quickly as traffic-choked bridges allow. Although this beats...

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  • California Water Myths

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    California Water Myths

    Public Policy Institute of California | November 25, 2009...
    Summary

    California faces enormous challenges in establishing a sustainable path for water resource management. One challenge is the rhetoric surrounding major water issues in...

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  • California’s Water: An LAO Primer

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    California’s Water: An LAO Primer

    Legislative Analyst's Office | October 22, 2008...
    Summary

    California’s water delivery system is facing a series of challenges due in part to a combination of increasingly variable weather conditions, legal requirements,...

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  • Challenges Facing the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: Complex, Chaotic, or Simply Cantankerous?

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    Challenges Facing the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: Complex, Chaotic, or Simply Cantankerous?

    Delta Stewardship Council | April 9, 2015...
    Summary

    In 2014, the California Natural Resources Agency and the U.S. Department of the Interior asked the authors of this paper, as four former...

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  • Delta Overview

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    Delta Overview

    Department of Water Resources | March 27, 2007...
    Summary

    The Delta of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers is California’s water supply crossroads. It is the major collection point for water that...

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  • Delta Subsidence in California: The sinking heart of the State

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    Delta Subsidence in California: The sinking heart of the State

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) | April 8, 2000...
    Summary

    The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta of California once was a great tidal freshwater marsh blanketed by peat and peaty alluvium. Beginning in the...

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  • From the Sierra to the Sea: The Ecological History of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Watershed

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    From the Sierra to the Sea: The Ecological History of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Watershed

    The Bay Institute | January 1, 1998...
    Summary

    A vast watershed connects the mountain streams surrounding California’s Central Valley with San Francisco Bay and the ocean beyond. Over the course of...

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  • Local Water Governance in the Delta

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    Local Water Governance in the Delta

    State Water Resources Control Board | April 8, 2014...
    Summary

    As the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta (Delta) evolved from an historic tidally-influenced marshland to a diverse agricultural region, local water governance structures also...

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  • Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Atlas

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    Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Atlas

    Department of Water Resources | July 1, 1995...
    Summary

    The Delta of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers is California's water supply crossroads. It is the major collection point for water that...

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  • Safe Clean Water Water for Los Angeles County Residents

    Safe Clean Water Water for Los Angeles County Residents

    Safe Clean Water Program, Los Angeles County Department of Public Works | November 7, 2017...
    Summary

    We live in a water-scarce area, and forces outside of our control can threaten our local water resources, including lakes, rivers and beaches. LA...

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  • The Delta on Fast Forward – Thinking Beyond the Next Crisis (Summary for Policymakers of the State of Bay Delta Science 2016)

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    The Delta on Fast Forward – Thinking Beyond the Next Crisis (Summary for Policymakers of the State of Bay Delta Science 2016)

    San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science | December 1, 2016...
    Summary

    Delta science needs to push beyond its tendency to focus on short-term policy mandates and near-term crises. Taking a longer, 50- to 100-year...

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  • USGS Science at Work in the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary

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    USGS Science at Work in the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary

    USGS | January 1, 1970...
    Summary

    The San Francisco Bay and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta form one of the largest estuaries in the United States. The “Bay-Delta” system provides water...

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