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Five fingers

Five fingers

The lush riparian canopy and its protection from the heat of the sun make Five fingers a favorite in-Delta berth.

Channel island refuge

Channel island refuge

Accessible only by boat, many channel islands of the Delta, like this one at the head of the Delta-Mendota Canal intake, have been transformed into little private oases within the web of waterways and horizontal expanse of farm fields. Given that they are barely higher than the water that surrounds them, it is inevitable that climate change will claim them all as Delta waters rise.

Five Fingers

Five Fingers

The riparian landscape of Five Fingers, a channel island, makes it prized place among Delta boaters. But the island is gradually disappearing, the victim of rising waters and wave erosion, and will one day be inundated.

Setback levee diagram

Setback levee diagram

Diagram shows the basic features of a setback levee and compares it to a conventional levee.

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