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Comparing Futures for the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta$
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Jay Lund

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780520261976

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520261976.001.0001

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
Comparing Futures for the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta

Jay R. Lund

Ellen Hanak

William E. Fleenor

William A. Bennett

Richard E. Howitt

Jeffrey F. Mount

Peter B. Moyle

University of California Press

The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is part of the largest estuary on the West Coast of the Americas. It is the largest single source of California's water supply and supports many ecological, economic, and cultural functions. The Delta is now widely perceived to be in crisis, with dramatic population declines among several fish species, salinity intrusions, and levee failures. This book is about finding long-term solutions to the problems facing the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. It addresses four central issues: the salinity and quality of Delta waters, in-Delta land use and water supply, water supply exports, and the Delta ecosystem.

Keywords:   Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California, water supply, levee failures, land use, Delta ecosystem

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