San Joaquin http://kvpr.org en Peter Gleick: We Need To Know More About Bay Delta Conservation Plan http://kvpr.org/post/peter-gleick-we-need-know-more-about-bay-delta-conservation-plan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Peter </span>Gleick<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is one of California's leading water experts. In an </span><a href="http://www.sacbee.com/2013/11/06/5884413/viewpoints-why-im-still-confused.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">op-ed&nbsp;piece</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> recently published in the </span>Sacramento<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Bee, </span>Gleick<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; criticized the draft of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan for what he calls a lack of specificity.</span></p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:11:33 +0000 Joe Moore 24397 at http://kvpr.org Peter Gleick: We Need To Know More About Bay Delta Conservation Plan California Water Series Part 2: The Delta's Fragile Ecology http://kvpr.org/post/california-water-series-part-2-deltas-fragile-ecology <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta was once a vast tidal marshland and inland estuary. Now thousands of miles of fragile levees surround artificial islands below sea level. More than 90 percent of wetlands have disappeared, and native fish are dying.</span></p><p>Suisun Marsh is the largest brackish water marsh on the West Coast. It&rsquo;s at the Delta&rsquo;s western most edge. &nbsp;<a href="http://wfcb.ucdavis.edu/">University of California Davis</a> researchers set out on a boat in Montezuma Slough, which connects the Sacramento River to Suisun Bay.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Amy Quinton - Capital Public Radio 22965 at http://kvpr.org California Water Series Part 2: The Delta's Fragile Ecology California's Water Supply, A 700-Mile Journey http://kvpr.org/post/californias-water-supply-700-mile-journey <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Both the federal Central Valley Project and the State Water Project rely on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to bring water to central and southern California. Amy Quinton takes us on a 700 mile journey following California&#39;s water supply.</span></p><p>Engineers drive me through a tunnel on an electric cart. We&rsquo;re going down to the Hyatt Power Plant, which lies under rock at the bottom of the Oroville Dam.</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 01:27:55 +0000 Amy Quinton - Capital Public Radio 22964 at http://kvpr.org California's Water Supply, A 700-Mile Journey First Portion of $14 Billion Bay Delta Conservation Plan Released http://kvpr.org/post/first-portion-14-billion-bay-delta-conservation-plan-released <p>State officials in Sacramento today released a portion of a new plan to restore the&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">improve water reliability for southern California residents and farmers. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 23:05:21 +0000 Joe Moore 12184 at http://kvpr.org First Portion of $14 Billion Bay Delta Conservation Plan Released