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Delta "Restoration" and Delta "REvision" panning maps

The media and many governmental agencies talk about "restoring" the Delta, but what they really mean is there are plans to REVISE the Delta into a different type of ecosystem than it was in the past.  According to historical maps and written documents, the Delta was a fresh water marsh area with a few natural islands occupied by Indian tribes.  Soon after California became a state, the Federal government gave the Delta area lands to the State to SELL to farmers who wanted to reclaim the seasonally wet lands to use for farming, housing and other needs of the growing state.  The two main rivers of the Sacramento and San Joaquin, and the many other sloughs and streams of the Delta were modified over time as levees were built up and improved.  The government reserved the rights to the lands under the waterways, with the promise to the future populations to keep specific rivers open to navigation.  In the 1930's to 1950's the Federal Government, at the request of the state, created the first canal transporting water to Southern California.  As part of this project, certain levees of the Delta were improved to be protected from flooding.  Those levees are called "project levees" and the levees are still under the jurisdiction of the US Army Corps of Engineers, with local levee districts handling day to day maintenance.  The farmers pay extra taxes each year to maintain the levees.  In the 1960's the state decided to create its own canal system as well, and entered into contracts with the farmers of the Delta to assure the farmers the water quality would not diminish from the state taking to much fresh water out of the Delta, thereby allowing salt water from the San Francisco Bay to come into the Delta.  However, the fish populations of the Delta began to decline drastically, particularily when in the 1990s to 2000 the state started taking more water out of the Delta.  Today, the state wants to REvise the Delta into a salt or brackish water "Esturary" so the fresh water of the Delta can be exported to other areas seeking water for new housing developments in Oakland, Tejon and San Bernardino, and more water for the west side of the Central Valley for farming and resale of water to others.
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2009 WestDeltaRestorationMap.pdf

2009 SouthDeltaRestorationMap.pdf

2009 NorthDeltaRestorationMap.pdf

2009 YoloRestorationMap.pdf

2_gates_Project2009.pdf
subsidence_to_2050.pdf
undated_DeltaPrimary[1].pdf
subsidence_to_2050.pdf
undated_DeltaPrimary[1].pdf
Resilient_Adaptive_Delta_Map.pdf
Sacramento Valley Flood Control System[1].pdf
soil.pdf
maps/real_2gates_plans.pdf
DHCCP_b_conveyance_4.pdf
MinerSloughWA.pdf
mount_twiss_delta.pdf

2008 Land Use Map
100_yr_flood.pdf
2008BizWaterCoalitionStakehldr_Fig1.pdf
2008elevations.pdf
2008land_use.pdf
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MapofPrioritiesProjects.pdf
Potential_Habitat.pdf
project levees.pdf
maps/R_207JLMap2_2.pdf
maps/R_207JLMap2_4.pdf
maps/R_207JLMap6_6.pdf
maps/R_207JLMapD_2a.pdf
maps/R_207JLMapD_4.pdf
maps/real_2gates_plans.pdf
different_delta.pdf
dual_convey_map.pdf
dualmap.pdf
Elevation-Inundation-Subsidence_InteractiveMap.pdf
Flexible_Delta_Map.pdf
floodmap.pdf
gas fields and lines.pdf
gas_oil_production.pdf
Habitat_ROA_dmap_9.19.08.pdf
historical inundations.pdf
hwy160_scenerio.pdf
ERPP_Vol_4.pdf
marinalarge.pdf
marinamed.pdf
delta_priorties_usace.pdf
DHCCP_b_conveyance_4.pdf
different_delta.pdf
delta_salinity.pdf
camping.pdf
2001Elevation_map.pdf
2004delta_land_ownership.pdf
2005YB_north_Hydrology Concept Map[1].pdf
2005YB_south_Hydrology Concept Map[1].pdf
2006_barrier_gate_Franks_Tract.pdf
2006historical inundationsdwr.pdf
2008BizWaterCoalitionStakehldr_Fig1.pdf
2008elevations.pdf
2008land_use.pdf
2009_existing_canal_summary.pdf
2009_existing_eastside_canal.pdf
2009_New_Delta_Plan_map.pdf
2009-other-ryer-urs.pdf
bdcp_habitat_restoration_map.pdf

 

 

 

 

     
     
     
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