Product: Current Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Perspective: North View
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The Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta is an expansive inland river delta and estuary formed over 10,000 years ago. The past 200 years of human activity has severely altered this once rich and diverse ecosystem. Most of the estuary was reclaimed and used for agriculture and human uses. The Delta comprises of approximately 57 islands and tracts surrounded by 1,100 miles of levees that border 700 miles of waterways. Many of these islands and tracks in the central Delta are subsiding due to environmental and human activities (farming). At the confluence of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers, this great natural treasure is a vital link in the state's water system. As a result of the State's increasing population, demand for water and changing environmental conditions, the Delta is in jeopardy of collapse. The State of California is currently working to restore the Delta by developing solutions that both ensure a reliable and clean water supply for current and future generations while also restoring the ecologically sensitive areas of the Sacramento – San Joaquin Delta.