1 online resource (xvii, 229 pages) : color illustrations, color maps.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Through in-depth economic and ecological analysis, the authors find that employing a peripheral canal at the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta as part of a larger habitat and water management plan appears to be the best strategy to maintain a high-quality water supply while improving conditions for native fish and wildlife.
Machine generated contents note: Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Delta Islands Maps -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Legacies of Delta History -- 3. Managing the Inevitable -- 4. Delta Water Exports and Strategies -- 5. Hydrodynamics and the Salinity of Delta Waters -- 6. What a Changing Delta Means for the Ecosystem and Its fish -- 7. Economics of Changing Water Supply and Quality -- 8. Policy and Regulatory Challenges -- 9. Decision Analysis for Delta Exports -- 10. Charting the Future for a Changing Delta -- Appendix. Estimation of Probabilities, Costs, and Reductions for Delta Outcomes and Strategies.
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