Healthy Delta Communities Plan
The Healthy Delta Communities Plan consists of white papers, articles, presentations, and interviews describing the ways water in California can be managed to maximize the health of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta estuary and the health of Delta communities.
*Dr. Robert Pyke is an area Delta and water systems engineer. Click below to view his comments on the First Staff Draft of the Delta Plan.
*Mr. Tom Zuckerman, attorney and Delta advocate with the Central Delta Water Agency, authored A Water Plan for the 21st Century: Regional Self-Sufficiency Scenario in 2007. In it Mr. Zuckerman demonstrates that the restoration of floodplains could significantly increase water storage capacity for the state. Water stored in floodplains during rainy periods could then be drawn on during dry periods for agricultural use, thereby decreasing exports from the Delta (and needed in the Delta) during dry times.
*Various Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta residents are experts on the needs of the estuary, from either an environmental, historic/cultural, agricultural, or recreational perspective.
*At Restore the Delta’s March, 2008 event, Heather Cooley from the Pacific Institute gave an important presentation on how urban water conservation throughout California could help to decrease water exports from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Click here to download the Pacific Institute’s Urban Water Conservation Plan (PowerPoint Presentation).