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About the Delta Area

The Delta is the largest estuary in the United States and one of its most unique ecosystems, where fresh water from mountain runoff meets saltwater of the San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean. The Delta is home to 55 fish species, 750 plant species, and other wildlife supported by 1,000 miles of waterways and habitat. The Delta ecosystem's many components are interdependent change one, and the effects ripple through the system. Change multiple components, and the system can topple.

Laminated Placemat Materials

  1. DSC Tabloid Size Map of the Legal Delta
  2. Water Education Foundation Delta Organizational Map

Coequal goals

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)