Science in Action
The mission of the Delta Science Program shall be to provide the best possible unbiased scientific information to inform water and environmental decision making in the Delta. That mission shall be carried out through funding research, synthesizing and communicating scientific information to policymakers and decision makers, promoting independent scientific peer review, and coordinating with Delta agencies to promote science-based adaptive management. The Delta Science Program shall assist with development and periodic updates of the Delta Plan's adaptive management program. California Water Code Section 85280(b)(4)
More Science Program Information
The Council’s Delta Science Program and the University of California, Davis, Center for Watershed Sciences will hold a modeling workshop in Davis sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
This edition examines the most likely status of wild salmon in the Central Valley in the future and modeling tidal freshwater sustainability in the Delta under future conditions.
The draft white paper, Enhancing the Vision for Managing California’s Environmental Information, is a result of the Council’s 2014 Environmental Data Summit that seeks to advance California’s information technology infrastructure.
The Delta Stewardship Council’s Science Program will hold a workshop to inform the State Water Board’s upcoming decisions regarding Delta interior flows objectives.
Delta Levees Investment Strategy
Delta Plan in Action
The Delta Reform Act called on the Delta Stewardship Council to lead a multi-agency effort to update priorities for state investments in the Delta levee system to reduce the likelihood and consequences of levee failures. In response, the Council has launched the Delta Levees Investment Strategy that will combine economics, engineering, and decision-making techniques to identify funding priorities and assemble a comprehensive investment strategy for the Delta levees.
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To review the final version of this Issue Paper, please click here.
This document will guide discussion of the Delta Plan’s levees investment strategy
Presentation made at December public meeting in Clarksburg
Delta Plan in Action
Unanimously adopted by the Delta Stewardship Council on May 16, 2013, the Delta Plan is now being implemented with the support of the Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee, which includes the heads of more than a dozen State and federal agencies. The Plan is a comprehensive, long-term management plan for the Delta designed per the Delta Reform Act to further the state’s coequal goals for the Delta.
The Delta Stewardship Council was created in legislation to achieve the state mandated coequal goals for the Delta. "'Coequal goals' means the two goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. The coequal goals shall be achieved in a manner that protects and enhances the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place." (CA Water Code §85054)