The Sacramento River moves water from Mt. Shasta to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, gathering runoff from the Coastal Range and Sierra Nevada before turning toward Sacramento and joining with the American River. In wetter years, the Sacramento River swells to flood levels and releases water into the Yolo Bypass, a major flood control feature for ...
California EcoRestore is a multi-agency initiative led by the California Natural Resources Agency. The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is a partner on 29 of the 30 projects which seek to restore at least 30,000 acres of Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) habitat by 2020.
EcoRestore projects are driven by world-class science and guided by adaptive management and seek to support the long-term health of the Delta and its native fish and wildlife species.
The types of habitat targeted include tidal wetlands, floodplain, upland, riparian, fish passage improvements and others. Specifically the program aims to achieve the following:
McCormack Williamson Tract
Yolo Flyway Farms
As part of its ongoing commitment to restore Delta ecosystems and habitat, DWR recently took a significant step in launching a 3,000-acre multi-benefit tidal wetlands restoration project in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Located just south of the confluence of the Cosumnes and Mokelumne Rivers, the McCormack-Williamson Tract is a north Delta island with a long history of flooding. In 2018, DWR and its partners broke ground on a restoration project at the site, nearly a decade in the making.
DWR recently broke ground on the Dutch Slough Tidal Restoration Project, the largest tidal wetlands restoration project in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to date.
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) completed construction on a 350-acre tidal restoration project at Yolo Flyway Farms on the northwestern edge of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.