Welcome to the Delta Protection Commission

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The Delta Protection Commission is committed to the protection and health of the Delta. We protect, maintain, enhance and enrich the overall quality of the Delta environment and economy. We do this with a focus on agriculture, recreation, and natural resources while remaining mindful of the importance of the Delta to all Californians.



See Delta Protection Commission updates below or sign up for Delta Happenings to stay up-to-date with all the information you want, including community events and agency meeting information.

Delta Protection Advisory Commitee (DPAC) Meeting

The next DPAC meeting is April 26, 2018, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Isleton Chamber of Commerce, 23 Main Street, Isleton, CA 95641. An agenda is available for review. Topics include Legacy Communities in Primary Zone, Efforts to Protect and Enhance the Unique Delta Values in the Delta Plan – Delta Plan 5-Year Review, Delta crop use in 2016 (component of Economic Sustainability Plan update), and the Delta Sign Plan.

Subcommittee Meeting for the Delta Flood Risk Management Assessment District Feasibility Study (Levee Financing Feasibility Study)

The Delta Protection Commission subcommittee on the Levee Financing Feasibility Study will be held on Thursday, May 3 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM in Room 1305 (Resource Agency Conference Room) at the CA Natural Resources Agency building (1416 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814). The agenda is available. The meeting materials will be available within the next week.

Commission Meeting Audio Now Online

Audio from the March 15, 2018 Delta Protection Commission meeting is now on our YouTube channel.

Delta Sign Plan Draft Public Comment Period

The draft Delta Sign Plan is now available and can be found at Visit CA Delta. The Sign Plan is available for public comment from April 9 through May 11, 2018. Comments can be provided at the upcoming Delta Sign Plan community meeting on Thursday, May 3 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Big Break Visitor Center in Oakley or by email. Go to Visit CA Delta for more info, notes from past meetings, and to RSVP.

Spring 2018 Delta Voice

In this Special Edition of Delta Voice we shared a few threads from the Delta’s heritage tapestry including the history of Filipino Americans in the Delta, the life and work of Erle Stanley Gardner, recent preservation projects, Ryde Hotel’s unique story, and a look back at the time of the steamers through the lens of historic sunken vessels. Also, save the date for the Delta Heritage Forum on Friday, July 20, 2018!

The Great California Delta Trail Beta Site

Visit our Beta site for the Great California Delta Trail! The Great California Delta Trail System was authorized in 2006 legislation in response to the growing demand for public access to the Delta’s natural resources, recognition of the importance of natural and rural places, and to acknowledge the value of outdoor recreation to healthy lives and communities. Share your feedback at submit@delta.ca.gov!

Recreational Boating Use in the Sacramento – San Joaquin Delta 2017

In collaboration with researchers at Sacramento State University, the recreational boating use report presents results from a recent survey of Delta recreational boaters.

Delta Tunnels Update

The public comments received during the California WaterFix comment period have been posted here. You can see the Commission’s comment letters on all the versions of the proposal and more details here.

Aquatic Weeds

The California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways is issuing updates on their ongoing aquatic weed control programs. Delta residents and businesses are encouraged to sign up for their mailings to stay informed.

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Commission Calendar

May 17, 2018 – Commission Meeting
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Courtland Auditorium
146 Primasing Ave., Courtland, CA 95615 (MAP)

View our calendar for all 2018 Commission meetings and community events.

Planning Documents