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Sacramento- San Joaquin Delta
The Sacramento- San Joaquin River Delta is the largest estuarine system on the west coast of the Americas and a rich national treasure. So why do we treat it like sewer? Read more to unfold the many mysteries and current challenges facing the Delta.
By Alex Breitler
Record Staff Writer
August 17, 2008 6:00 AM
THE DELTA - You've probably never been to McDonald Island.
A narrow bridge fords Turner Cut and winds down to farmers' fields, where a potato harvester churns the black soil and swallows up hundreds of taters in a matter of minutes.
Arguments against a canal
These are four common concerns expressed by various advocacy groups opposed to altering the San Joaquin Delta:
From the Sierra To the Sea:
A San Francisco Bay/Delta Primer
March 3, 2008
NOAA scientists are reviewing unusual environmental conditions in the Pacific Ocean as the likely culprit for the dramatically low returns of Chinook and coho salmon to rivers and streams along the West Coast of the United States last year.