As the reader might guess, it is impossible to keep up with
all the different agencies and processes and documents now showing up about
the California Delta region. The "Delta Stewardship Council" was
appointed and started having meetings, but already the state and
corporate-owned water districts are proposing the "building blocks" of the
central conveyance canal and in-delta storage that was planned back in 1998,
and as portrayed in the 2000 map of the CalFed
"preferred alternative". So now the state and federal
agencies, and water "stakeholders" outside the Delta are battling for pieces
of the Delta...totally IGNORING the rights and uses of the private land
owners of the Delta! More documents and
maps uploaded on:
To help our viewers find current documents, we're
uploading most that seem pertinent or important at the moment. We're
putting most of the planning maps into subject categories, like conveyance,
restoration, history, etc so you can quickly see both what the Delta was,
what the Delta is now, and the very many different versions that are
proposed for the Delta's future. Note: Over 100,000 pages of
studies and documents were introduced at various Delta meetings. Only
about 10% have been uploaded to this page...giving the final versions rather
than the draft documents were possible.
the April 2010 meeting of the Delta Stewardship Council, the lead scientist
for the council did a "Delta Overview" for the council members. He
said "we divert 80% of Sacramento River water now" and then provided this
slide (his was animated) showing the central canal route. In
fact, the map he used and video presentation matched the "eco-crescent
Delta" plans from Planning maps of 2003.
When Phil Eisenberg, the chair of the new council, was asked how many people
of the Delta would be affected by their decisions, he said about "8,000"
even though he knows there are at least 500,000 people of the Delta that
will be negatively affected, not even including the 4,000,000 people of the
surrounding major cities of the Northern California Bay & Delta region.
The map above is from the 2000 CalFed "Preferred Alternative" showing the
central conveyance route already in process of being constructed.
REMINDER! Click on the graphics on these pages to see the document in
full size...makes it readable!