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.
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