Grants Database

Grantee: DBA The Bay Institute
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Project Title:
Helping San Francisco Bay Delta by Retiring Drainage-Impaired Farmlands in West San Joaquin Valley
California Watershed Protection Fund, 2017
Water Resources/Watershed Protection
Project Description:

The Bay Institute seeks to retire more drainage-impaired lands in Westlands and neighboring federal irrigation districts in the San Joaquin Valley, thus reducing the demand for harmful Delta exports and pollution that currently flows from those toxic lands. The federal government executed a misguided Settlement with Westlands, and is proposing a parallel one with neighboring districts, which minimize land retirement, perpetuate harmful Delta exports, and fail to solve the drainage problem. Our project seeks to block or rewrite these settlements and replace them with a proper drainage solution.