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The Endangered Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta Needs Your Help!

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Each year since 1986, American Rivers has released its America's Most Endangered Rivers report to spotlight the nation's ten most imperiled rivers. This year, the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta found itself at #2 on the Most Endangered Rivers List. California's Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta supplies drinking water to 25 million people, irrigates the country's most productive agricultural land, and provides critical habitat for the Pacific salmon fishery.  However, outdated water supply and flood management systems have decimated the ecosystem and closed the commercial salmon fishery, leaving Californians ever more vulnerable to droughts and floods.  Now two separate efforts to re-engineer the water supply and flood control system threaten to increase water diversions and preclude floodplain restoration. Before his term ends, Governor Schwarzenegger must act to advance river restoration, public safety, and water supply reliability.

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