Sacramento - San Joaquin River Delta

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Stop 5


Next, our water flows into the Sacramento - San Joaquin River Delta that empties into San Francisco Bay.  Originally a native marshland, much of this area was developed into farmland in the 1900s.  This complex region contains 700 miles of rivers and sloughs, and almost 550,000 acres of farmland, divided into more than 70 islands with 1,100 miles of levees and roads.  Salt water inflow is a problem with tidal influences; upstream reservoirs store water and then release it during the summer to help stabilize and improve water quality.


I like listening to Curt Schmutte, he knows a lot about the Delta
At the cross-delta channel, the flow of water is controlled by the gates.
So this is what the delta looks like from above
Back to Map Stop 4 - Feather River Fish Hatchery Stop 6 - Skinner Fish Facility


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