Sunday, June 24, 2007

Delta Announcement

Workshop set on hazards to Delta
Published 12:00 am PDT Sunday, June 24, 2007

The public is invited to a workshop Tuesday to hear early findings from an initial report on hazards to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

The state Department of Water Resources will present a draft of the first phase of the Delta Risk Management Strategy, which aims to define the causes and risks of levee failure.

The finished report aims to define a strategy to make the Delta sustainable in the future.

The study evolved from a realization that aging levees, climate change and natural disasters could eventually cause catastrophic change in the Delta, with harmful consequences for the 25 million Californians who depend on it for drinking water.

A draft of the report's first phase is expected to be released in July.

On Tuesday, officials will explain the strategy, present early findings and answer questions. The meeting is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Point restaurant, 120 Marina Drive, Rio Vista.

For more information, visit the Web site at or call (916) 653-6192.

-- Matt Weiser