Docks in the delta near Stockton at sunset. (Photo: Timmy M, via Shutterstock)
OPINION: Henry Ford said, “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” Rules enacted a decade ago that were intended to protect California’s iconic salmon and Delta smelt populations aren’t working and federal agencies are now in the process of modernizing them, this time using much better science.
The nature of one of the most ambitious public works projects in California’s history resides in the detail.
And more details are emerging.
The newly-released, preliminary planning documents for the $18 billion Delta tunnels project include a detailed analysis of how the plan would affect the Delta’s ecosystem and the 57 fish, wildlife