California’s Delta Blues: A Parched History

By Matthew Green

Mark Twain is credited with the famous remark: “Whiskey’s for drinking, water’s for fighting about.”

And there is pretty much no better example than the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, which over the last 150 years has undergone epic transformation and been the epicenter of equally epic political battles.

Scroll through the timeline to get a sense of the modern evolution (or de-evolution,  depending on how you look at it) of California’s largest water source.

(It may be easier to view in fullscreen mode: to do so, click on button at the bottom right-hand corner of the timeline)

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