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Bethel Island: Sounds from the outer edges of the Bay

May 9, 2019
Ashleyanne Krigbaum

In this Audiograph, we go to a place that’s a little more than an hour’s drive from San Francisco, right in the middle of the California Delta — Bethel Island. 

Flickr user Jasperdo under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0


Governor Brown’s plan to build tunnels under the Delta suffered another setback when the Santa Clara Valley Water district decided it would only fund the project if it is scaled back.

Lisa Morehouse

Water is the defining feature of the Delta, and recreation on the water is a big part of the economy and culture of this place.

Navigating the Delta: The roots of agriculture

Jul 19, 2017
Lisa Morehouse

Major California rivers drain into the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and over decades of building dams and reservoirs and pumps, it’s become the major hub of California’s water system — a system that may change again if Governor Jerry Brown's controversial plans to build tunnels for water transport go through.

Tony George


Pretend you’re looking at a map of the Bay Area, then scroll out a bit.  Find Martinez and Benicia, and draw a line east to Stockton.  From there, go north to Sacramento, then back to Martinez.  Look closely at that triangle and you’ll see a puzzle of waterways and islands that make up the California Delta.

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, June 8th, 2015

Jun 9, 2015
Carlos Avila Gonzalez, The Chronicle

Police chases balance danger of criminals, safety risk to public // SF Gate

Three times in the past three months, suspects racing away from San Francisco police have plowed cars into innocent people, killing a woman and sending several others to hospitals. Each time, officers apparently followed department policy. But in the aftermath of twisted metal and grief, a long-nagging question has re-emerged:

Today's Delta: A Place That Levees Built

Mar 6, 2014
Lisa Morehouse