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A new home for the Water Resources Center Archives

The University of California’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources has been reviewing three proposals for relocating the treasured and invaluable Water Resources Center Archives, currently housed at UC Berkeley.  In April, an RFP was issued to gather proposals for relocation and management of the library. In May, three UC campuses (Berkeley, Davis, and Riverside) … Continue reading

Update from the Water Resources Center Archives

We are still waiting to learn the fate of UC Berkeley’s treasured Water Resources Center Archives, which is at risk because of budget cuts.  Thank you to those who took a moment to write to the University expressing your support of this irreplaceable library, unmatched in terms of the depth and breadth of its holdings … Continue reading

A New Look

My apologies — particularly to those few readers who might check in now and again — for the recent silence on this blog.  There has been plenty of water-related news that I have wanted to write about, particularly Judge Wanger’s most recent ruling on the salmonid biological opinion.  Unfortunately though, other obligations have come up … Continue reading

Water Resources Center Archives are at risk

If you live in Northern California and are interested in water issues, you may have visited the Water Resources Center Archives at some point.  It’s a great library on the UC Berkeley campus dedicated to water resources, and it features an extensive collection filled with all sorts of fascinating material pertaining to water that you … Continue reading

A Small Change in Blog Title

The few people who may have stumbled upon this website in its first couple months of operation will know that I originally included a Greek letter in the title.  (Only one guess which letter.) I saw the Greek letter Δ, often used to denote change, as an ironic reflection of the fact that the Delta … Continue reading


Welcome to the Bay Delta Blog! This is a website about California’s water resources. Unsurprisingly, given its title, a great deal of time here will be devoted to the special problems facing the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary. The watershed of the Delta covers almost half the land area of … Continue reading


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