Understanding the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: An Overview of Delta Governance and Regulation

Gain a comprehensive overview of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and an understanding of its significance to California in this introductory course. Explore all aspects of the Delta, past and present, including current plans to improve and protect the Delta water system, its built environment, infrastructure, hydrology, ecosystem, fish and wildlife, land use and water project operations.

Take a nonpartisan look at the following topics:

  • Importance of the Delta: ecosystem, water supply, agriculture, recreation, infrastructure and Delta residents
  • Environmental setting and conditions
  • Current challenges facing the Delta
  • Delta governance and regulation
  • Plans to fix the Delta: Where do we go from here?
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