Water Management in the Central Valley and Bay-Delta
Restoring the Central Valley and Bay-Delta
Water management in California’s Central Valley and Bay Delta has failed to keep up with changing economic, environmental, and social conditions. Floodplains have been eliminated or severely damaged by levees and urban sprawl, and both human and natural communities have been cut off from their nearby rivers. A legacy of channelizing rivers and draining wetlands has left communities facing catastrophic flood threats, declining native fish populations, and diminishing regional economic opportunities.
See how American Rivers is working with stakeholders and policy makers to enhance public safety, ecosystem health, and regional economies by restoring and protecting Central Valley and Delta rivers and ecosystems.