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As part of the Five-Year Review of the Delta Plan, the Council is interested in the perspectives of those that have engaged with its creation and implementation. Your input in the review process is greatly valued by the Council. Learn more here.


The Atherton Cove Property Owners Association has appealed the San Joaquin Area Flood Control Agency's certification that its Smith Canal Gate Project is consistent with the Council's Delta Plan. Learn more here.

The Department's Jan. 11, 2019 certification that its Winter Island Project is consistent with the Council's Delta Plan opened a 30-day appeal period. Learn more here.

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Science Program

Science in Action

The Delta Stewardship Council has filed a Notice of Intent to award a contract for the Monitoring Enterprise Review.

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The Delta Science Program and California Department of Fish and Wildlife, with support from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, received 62 applications for the Delta Science Proposal Solicitation. Common applications themes addressed monitoring, data management, and modeling, as well as interactions between stressors, managed species, and communities.

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The mission of the Delta Science Program shall be to provide the best possible unbiased scientific information to inform water and environmental decision making in the Delta. That mission shall be carried out through funding research, synthesizing and communicating scientific information to policymakers and decision makers, promoting independent scientific peer review, and coordinating with Delta agencies to promote science-based adaptive management. The Delta Science Program shall assist with development and periodic updates of the Delta Plan's adaptive management program. California Water Code Section 85280(b)(4)

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Coequal goals

The Delta Stewardship Council was created in legislation to achieve the state mandated coequal goals for the Delta. "'Coequal goals' means the two goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. The coequal goals shall be achieved in a manner that protects and enhances the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place." (CA Water Code §85054)