Tag: sacramento delta
California’s Delta has a rich agricultural legacy, but farming there can be a risky business. Dozens of farms have been flooded over the past half century as aging levees have collapsed. Now, scientists are encouraging farmers to switch to a new crop. Instead of growing vegetables, they’d grow something that has all but disappeared in the Delta: wetlands.
California's Delta is a far cry from what it once was. About 97% of its historic marshes have been lost and scientists aren’t quite sure what the Delta once looked like. Now, a Bay Area group is working to reconstruct it through ecological detective work.
Once an exotic product associated with royalty and overfishing, caviar is now being farmed sustainably right here in California.
The geologic history of the greater Bay Area helps explain the unique geometry of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
USGS geologists are finding that Gold Rush-induced sediment levels in the San Francisco bay might be diminishing.
The biggest river restoration project in California's history, however, is now underway for the San Joaquin River.
Talk about a wild ride. Every year, millions of fish make a strange and harrowing detour through the Skinner Fish Facility, part of the State Water Project's facilities in the Delta. In my last post, I wrote about my visit to the Banks Pumping Plant, whose giant pumps slurp water from the Delta to help […]