OPINION: An Alternative Approach To Managing The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

The State Water Board is updating the water quality plan for the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta. This plan sets flow and water quality standards for the Delta and its watershed, affecting water supply to more than 25 million Californians and millions of acres of Central Valley farmland. Parties that would be affected by this plan – water suppliers, fish and wildlife managers, environmental nonprofits – are negotiating voluntary agreements to present to the board for consideration.