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)

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DELTA VISION

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's Delta Vision process concluded at the end of 2008, a little more than two years after it began, with a suite of strategic recommendations for long-term, sustainable management of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The Delta Vision website is a complete archive of all activities of the Delta Vision Blue Ribbon Task Force, the Delta Vision Stakeholder Coordination Group and the Delta Vision Committee. http://www.deltavision.ca.gov/

Delta Vision Committee Implementation Report
Delta Vision Blue Ribbon Task Force Strategic Plan
Delta Vision Blue Ribbon Task Force Vision for the Delta

CALFED BAY-DELTA PROGRAM
The CALFED Bay-Delta Program is a unique collaboration among 25 state and federal agencies that came together in 1995 to improve California's water supply and the ecological health of the San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. In 2000, CALFED released a Record of Decision (ROD) that outlined a 30-year Plan to improve the Delta's ecosystem, water supply reliability, water quality and levee stability. The CALFED ROD remains in effect and, although many of the state, federal and local projects begun under CALFED continue, future direction likely will be coordinated through the Delta Stewardship Council and the Delta Plan. http://www.calwater.ca.gov

Draft End of Stage 1 Report
Attachment: CALFED Bay-Delta Program Performance Assessment
Attachment: Draft CALFED Bay-Delta Program End of Stage 1 Statement
Draft CALFED Water Quality Program Stage 1 Final Assessment (9.64 MB)
Transmittal Memo to Bay-Delta Public Advisory Committee (1-4-2008)
Appendices (9.84 MB)
Transmittal Memo - Clifford N. Dahm, Ph.D.
Water Quality Final Assessment and Peer Review
The State of Bay-Delta Science 2008
EIS/EIR: July 2000
Record of Decision

BAY DELTA CONSERVATION PLAN
The Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) is being prepared through a collaboration of state, federal, and local water agencies, state and federal fish agencies, environmental organizations, and other interested parties. These organizations have formed the BDCP Steering Committee. The plan will identify a set of water flow and habitat restoration actions to contribute to the recovery of endangered and sensitive species and their habitats in California's Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The goal of the BDCP is to provide for both species/habitat protection and improved reliability of water supplies. http://www.baydeltaconservationplan.com/default.aspx
Current documents and working drafts

DELTA RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGY
The Department of Water Resources has released the Delta Risk Management Strategy Phase 1 Report and Executive Summary (PDF: 1.9MB). DRMS Phase 1 report findings will be used to help develop a set of strategies to manage levee failure risks in the Delta and to improve the management of state funding that supports levee maintenance and improvement. http://www.water.ca.gov/floodmgmt/dsmo/sab/drmsp/
Executive Summary
DRMS Phase 1 Report
Status & Trends of Delta-Suisun Services (22.3 mb)

DELTA PROTECTION COMMISSION
The Delta Protection Commission is to adaptively protect, maintain, and where possible, enhance and restore the overall quality of the Delta environment consistent with the Delta Protection Act, and the Land Use and Resource Management Plan for the Primary Zone. This includes, but is not limited to, agriculture, wildlife habitat, and recreational activities. The goal of the Commission is to ensure orderly, balanced conservation and development of Delta land resources and improved flood protection.
Delta Resource Management Plan Update

LITTLE HOOVER COMMISSION
On June 22, 2005 the Governor asked the Little Hoover Commission to examine the governance of the CALFED Bay-Delta Program and the California Bay-Delta Authority. At its June 23, 2005 business meeting, the Commission voted to conduct a CALFED Bay-Delta Authority Governance Review. http://www.lhc.ca.gov/studies/activestudies/calfed/calfed.html
Executive Summary
(193 KB -- included in full report)
Full Report (3 MB)