Welcome to the Delta Protection Commission
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 Delta agency meeting information. You can also browse our events calendar.
November 15, 2018 – Commission Meeting
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
West Sacramento – TBD
View upcoming and past Commission meetings, including agendas, associated documents, meetings minutes, and audio archives.
Delta Protection Advisory Committee (DPAC) Meeting
The next DPAC meeting is Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Walnut Grove Library (14177 Market Street, Walnut Grove, CA 95690). The agenda is available.
Fall 2018 Delta Voice
The Fall 2018 issue of Delta Voice is here! Learn about Delta levees and flood safety, how interpretive signs tell the story behind the native plant landscape at Benicia State Recreation Area, the history and diversity of Delta farmworkers, Delta salinity levels, and extreme sports such as kiteboarding, windsurfing, and dirt biking.
Commission Comments on CA WaterFix Supplemental EIR/EIS
On September 17, 2018, the Commission submitted a comment letter to the Department of Water Resources on the WaterFix Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (SEIR/EIS).
Accepting Nominations for the Delta Leadership Program
Nominate potential or existing leaders in the Delta community for the Delta Leadership Program, a top-level development and networking opportunity. We encourage nominations from all walks of Delta life – agriculture, law enforcement, local government, non-profit organizations, local business, tourism and hospitality sectors and more. The nomination period closes Thursday, October 25, 2018. More information and the nomination form are available.
Commission Meeting Audio Now Online
Audio from the July 19, 2018 Delta Protection Commission meeting is now on our YouTube channel.
Summer 2018 Delta Voice
In this season’s issue of Delta Voice, we shared a great Delta day trip for staying cool, a highlight on historic theatres and cinema, and a taste of the breweries and cider makers flocking to the Delta. We hope you also enjoy the photo gallery of Brannan Island State Recreation Area and interviews with our new Commissioners!
Delta Flood Risk Management Assessment District Feasibility Study and Delta Levee Financing Options
(Levee Financing Feasibility Study)
The Commission reviewed the final Delta Levee Financing Feasibility Study report at the Commission Meeting on May 17, 2018. The Commission voted unanimously (14-0) to transmit the final report to the Department of Water Resources.
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 email@example.com!
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.
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.
The Fall 2018 Delta Voice is here! Learn about levees and flood safety, how interpretive signs tell the story behind the native plant landscape at Benicia State Recreation Area, the history and diversity of farmworkers, salinity levels, and extreme sports! https://t.co/GZtuLmivBa https://t.co/MDQxB0xFSD
Are you #FloodReady? Use these tools from @CA_DWR to:
- Stay informed about your flood risk
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- Measure the viability of flood insurance
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