Identified by the State of California and the federal government as an important component of integrated water management in the Sacramento Valley that could advance the long-term co-equal objectives of improving water management and restoring ecological health for beneficial uses of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the Sacramento River watershed.
Further benefits include:
- Water supply reliability
- Water quality (reduced water treatment costs)
- Ecosystem restoration (anadromous fish/other aquatic species as well as terrestrial habitat e.g. Yolo Bypass)