Debate Over Options for Ailing Delta Region Reflects Deep Divisions

California water regulators have released a long-awaited analysis of options for managing flows in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, where fish populations have been declining and the ecosystem has been deteriorating.

The delta is the central hub of the state’s water system, drawing together rivers from a vast watershed and supplying pumps that send water flowing to cities and farms.

Debate over options for California’s ailing Delta region reflects deep divisions over water