The SF Bay Delta's future and function is threatened by a proposal to build a single tunnel to divert millions of acre feet of fresh water from above the Delta to parts below the estuary. Sierra Club California opposes the construction of the Delta...
Preserving a Precious Resource
Sierra Club California volunteers and staff have been a constant reminder to legislators, state agencies, local water agencies, and industrial water users that the state's water resources require careful, environmentally sensitive management.
We have five critical water policy objectives:
• Protect wetlands;
• Cut pollution;
• Enhance water conservation; and
• Restore the Sacramento-San Joaquin River/San Francisco Bay Delta
• Restore the ecosystems of California’s salmonid streams so long as habitats for other endangered species and species of special concern are not significantly harmed in the process.
In recent years, the Sierra Club California has played a role in advancing laws and regulations that ensure that farmers measure and report their water use, and that urban water users around the state are metered. We have also supported legislation advancing the notion that all Californians have a right to clean drinking water. We are working with regulators to develop new regulations protecting wetlands. And we have called on the Governor and legislature to reduce and limit water exports from the Bay Delta to protect the Bay-Delta ecosystem.
2019/2020 Letters to the Administration about Water Policy:
This Sierra Club California Report outlines smart tactics for establishing a resilient water system in California without reliance on Delta tunnels. Click here to view the report: The Smart Alternative to Tunnel(s): A Sensible Water Management Portfolio
Here are links to Sierra Club California fact sheets about water issues:
Sierra Club California volunteers have an active water policy committee. If you are a Club member and would like more information on participating in the committee, click here.