The heart of California’s water system and the largest estuary on the West Coast—the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta—is highly vulnerable. Environmental concerns are mounting. Water supplies are at risk.
The U.S. Geological Survey has warned of a 63 percent probability that a 6.7 magnitude or larger earthquake will hit in the next 30 years. An earthquake of that size has the power to not only devastate local communities, but wipe out a significant portion of the state’s water supply for more than a year.
Delta Disrupted is a public education and outreach program aimed at raising awareness of the risks we face and the solutions before us.