Delta Research Station

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Why are the ERS and FTC being proposed?
    At present, research and study of Bay-Delta ecosystem and species is being conducted by state and federal agency staff at various locations around the state. Development of a research station in a centralized location to consolidate research activities would allow for increased efficiency and synergy amongst researchers.
  • Who is paying for the facilities?
    The planning for the ERS project is funded equally between DWR and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR). The planning for the FTC project is funded by USBR.
  • Are the projects related to Bay Delta Conservation Plan?
    The Delta Research Station projects are independent of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). However, to the extent that DRS projects support the IEP and further interagency collaboration to support Delta sciences, projects such as the BDCP will benefit.
  • Rio Vista Steering Committee meetings
    The Rio Vista Army Base Steering Committee hosts regular (bimonthly) meetings that are open to the public. The Army Base is being considered as a potential location for the ERS/FTC projects, so these meetings often feature updates from DWR staff on the status of the ERS/FTC and provide opportunity for public comment. Steering Committee meetings are held the first Monday of every month, at the City Council Chambers on One Main Street in Rio Vista, CA. For more information on Rio Vista Army Base Steering Committee meetings, check the meeting agenda and materials webpage: http://riovistacity.com/army-base-steering-agenda-attachments/.
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