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)
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This presentation will introduce conceptual design proposals for specific Delta landscapes and infrastructures that may begin to address challenges and needs in the Delta in response to large-scale habitat restoration.
The Council’s Delta Science Program and the UC Davis Center for Aquatic Biology & Aquaculture (CABA) will present a public day-long seminar at UC Davis entitled Sturgeon in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Watershed. More details will follow soon.
This is a shared list of near-term science actions to be addressed within a 2-year period.
A science panel has completed its review of the Collaborative Adaptive Management Team’s (CAMT) proposed investigations on understanding population effects and factors that affect entrainment of Delta smelt at the State and Federal Water Projects.
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.
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