Delta Protection Commission


We Are Committed to the Protection and Health of the Delta. We protect, maintain, enhance and enrich the overall quality of the Delta environment and economy. We do this with a focus on Agriculture, Recreation and Natural Resources, while remaining mindful of the importance of the Delta to all Californians.


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  • NEXT DELTA PROTECTION COMMISSION MEETING: The Commission will meet next on Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, in Knightsen. Please check back for the agenda (posted by November 7) and associated documents (posted one week before the meeting).
  • NEXT DPAC MEETING: The next meeting of the Delta Protection Advisory Committee will be on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, at the Walnut Grove Library. Click here for the agenda.
  • DELTA FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT ASSESSMENT FEASIBILITY (DFRMAF) SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING: There will be a meeting of the DFRMAF subcommittee on Monday, November 14, 2016, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM in downtown Sacramento. The public is invited to attend: an agenda, address and more information can be downloaded here.
  • DELTA LEADERSHIP PROGRAM: The Delta Protection Commission is soliciting nominations for the 2017 Delta Leadership class. See our Delta Leadership page for information on the program. To nominate a candidate, please download the nomination form and submit all materials by post or email by close of business on Friday, November 18, 2016.
  • COMMISSION MEETINGS AUDIO NOW ONLINE: Audio from the Delta Protection Commission's bimonthly meetings is now online, beginning with March 17, 2016. You can review all postings on our YouTube channel, or link to pertinent sections from the current year meeting agendae.
  • STATE LEADERSHIP ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (SLAA) REPORT: The State Leadership Accountability Act requires that State agencies review internal controls and monitoring processes as part of their management practices. The biennial report for the Delta Protection Commission is located here.
  • FALL 2016 DELTA VOICE: Learn about Sandhill Cranes, painter Wayne Thiebaud, why almonds aren't nuts and the city of Antioch in the Fall issue of Delta Voice.
  • DELTA TUNNELS UPDATE: The public comments received during the California WaterFix recirculation comment period have been posted here. The Delta Protection Commission submitted a comment letter, as well as a request to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to extend the deadline for comments on their permit request for California WaterFix, and to hold public hearings in the Delta. The USACE denied both requests. You can see the USACE response with the Commission's reply, the previous comment letters on earlier versions of the proposal and more details here.
  • AQUATIC WEEDS: The California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways is issuing updates on their ongoing aquatic weed control programs. Delta residents and businesses are encouraged to sign up for their mailings to stay informed. Also, in 2014, CommissionersPiepho (Contra Costa County) and Ruhstaller (San Joaquin County) prepared and submitted a white paper on invasive aquatic weeds to the Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee.