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Comparing Futures for the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta

Jay Lund


An ecosystem in freefall, a shrinking water supply for cities and agriculture, an antiquated network of failure-prone levees—this is the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the major hub of California's water system. This analysis of the latest data evaluates proposed solutions to the Delta's myriad problems. Through in-depth economic and ecological analysis, the chapters find that the current policy of channeling water exports through the Delta is not sustainable for any interest. Employing a peripheral canal—conveying water around the Delta instead of through it—as part of a larger habitat and wat ... More

Keywords: ecosystem, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California, water system, water exports, canal, water management, water supply

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780520261976
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520261976.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jay Lund, author