water supply reliability, water quality, reduced water treatment costs, Ecosystem restoration

Identified by the State of California and the federal government as an important component of integrated water management in the Sacramento Valley that could advance the long-term co-equal objectives of improving water management and restoring ecological health for beneficial uses of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the Sacramento River watershed.

Further benefits include:

  • Water supply reliability
  • Water quality (reduced water treatment costs)
  • Ecosystem restoration (anadromous fish/other aquatic species as well as terrestrial habitat e.g. Yolo Bypass)

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