Delta Levee Investment Strategy

The Delta Protection Commission has been closely following the Delta Stewardship Council’s Delta Levee Investment Strategy (DLIS) effort. The Commission takes a keen interest in the outcome of the DLIS, as it will determine the revised Delta Plan priorities for Delta levees. Delta levee policy is critical to protecting and enhancing the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource and agricultural values of the Delta.  In its role as the voice of the Delta, the Commission has submitted comment letters throughout the DLIS process that may be viewed below:

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Delta Levees Funding Legislative Background

The Delta Reform Act of 2009 called on the Delta Stewardship Council (Council) to lead a multi-agency effort to update priorities for State investments in the Delta levee system. In response, the Council has launched the Delta Levees Investment Strategy (DLIS) that will combine risk analysis, economics, engineering, and decision-making techniques to identify funding priorities and assemble a comprehensive investment strategy for the Delta levees.

The Delta Reform Act also recognizes the Delta Protection Commission as “the appropriate agency to identify and provide recommendations to the Delta Stewardship Council on methods of preserving the Delta as an evolving place” as the Council implements the Delta Plan (PRC section 29703.5).  In addition, the Commission has authority to review and provide comments and recommendations to the Council on “any significant project or proposed project within the scope of the Delta Plan…that may affect the unique cultural, recreational, and agricultural values within the primary and secondary zones” (PRC Section 29773).