The Notebook file cabinet

Files of information and resources on important topics.

many_ways_to_go_400_clr_7107-1Delta and Statewide Planning Processes

Currently, there are three major planning processes focused exclusively on the Delta, two broader statewide plans, and multitudes of smaller plans and programs that affect the Delta in some way.  Some plans are in the implementation stage while others are still in the planning stages.  What are all these different plans and processes? This page will help sort them all out for you.

California water infrastructure, by Department of Water ResourcesCalifornia Water Infrastructure

Where does California’s water come from?  Most of us remember learning the water cycle, and so can understand easily enough that it’s the rain and snow that is the ultimate source of our water supply.  But what most Californians might not realize is vast the state’s water infrastructure is that irrigates the farmland and delivers the water to our faucets, and how profoundly that infrastructure has remade the California that we know today.  Click here to learn more about California’s water infrastructure systems.

Central Valley groundwater pumpGroundwater

Coming soon, all you need to know about groundwater, our most precious resource.


water banking diagramGroundwater banking

The term ‘groundwater banking‘ refers to the purposeful storing of water underground by using the empty space in aquifers for storage purposes.  These programs store water during wet periods that is later recovered for use during droughts.  Click here to find out more about how groundwater banking is done.


Levee Standards From the Delta Plan


The Delta could not exist in its current form without its levees.  These levees protect the 70+ islands and over 700,000 acres that are at or below sea level and provide for a network of channels that direct the movement of water for flood control, irrigation, and fresh water conveyance across and through the Delta.  Virtually all the assets and attributes of the Delta – the people, property, agriculture and critical infrastructure – depend on over 1100 miles of levees to protect them.  Find out more about levees on this informative page.

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