The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is responsible for managing and protecting California’s water resources. DWR works with other agencies to benefit the State’s people and to protect, restore and enhance the natural and human environments.
Restoring the Suisun Marsh
Natural Resources Secretary John Laird and DWR Director Mark Cowin spoke this week at the groundbreaking event for the restoration of 420 acres of tidal marsh in the Grizzly Bay region of Suisun Marsh. Known as the Tule Red project in Solano County, it is home to duck hunting clubs created when people more than a century ago built earthen dikes to block off part of the Suisun Marsh. The area will be restored by changing berms and creating new channels and basins to improve food production for threatened or endangered species, such as the Delta smelt, longfin smelt and Chinook salmon. The project expected to be completed in 2019 is being led by DWR and the State and Federal Contractors Water Agency. For more information, visit http://www.sfcwa.org/2013/03/27/tule-red-restoration-project/