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Lost Isle

Lost Isle

Lost Isle is a partier’s paradise on Acker Island.

Fishing in a flooded island

Fishing in a flooded island

Fishermen within what was once Mildred Island, lost to a levee breach years ago and never reclaimed by its owners. There are several flooded islands in the Delta, most notably Franks Tract, which is now a state park.

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.

Neugebauer Road marina, Turner Cut

Neugebauer Road marina, Turner Cut

The floating sheds of this marina wind along the levee banks for more than 3,000 feet.

Tuscany Institute lodge

Tuscany Institute lodge

Tuscany Institute lodge on Mandeville Island.

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.

Striped bass

Striped bass

Striped bass were introduced into the Delta in the 19th century. They are prized among Delta sportfishing enthusiasts, earning them naturalized Delta citizenship, despite making endangered fish their prey. Delta populations have declined in recent years, suggesting that they are likely susceptible to ecosystem degradation.

Siphon spring diagram

Siphon spring diagram

Conceptual diagram of a peripheral canal siphon spring facility. Siphon springs would occur at the intersections of the proposed canal and existing Delta waterways. Siphon springs would be in part infrastructure, and part an occasion to create a new Delta recreational space.

The diagram shows a siphon passing under an existing Delta waterway, and two head-driven artificial artesian “springs” that would inject Sacramento River water into intersecting waterways.

Fishing at a Tokyo dam

Fishing at a Tokyo dam

A popular fishing spot at Ichigaya Station, Tokyo. Infrastructure and recreation can be integrated.

Ryde mini-golf

Ryde mini-golf

This mini-golf course is set within a pear orchard at the Ryde Hotel.

Pirate’s Lair

Pirate’s Lair

Pirate’s Lair Marina, Andrus Island, one of the Delta’s finer oases. The marina is on the Delta Loop, the only existing tourist trail to date in the Delta. More tourist trails and opportunities need to be imagined and realized.

Panorama from Mandeville to Venice Island

Panorama from Mandeville to Venice Island

Each Fourth of July, the space between the two islands fills with boats that enjoy a fireworks display put on by the owners of Venice Island, the Hilton family.

Oxbow Marina, trailer morphology

Oxbow Marina, trailer morphology

Oxbow Marina was created by breaching the levee wall and allowing water to enter. It is an example of Levee Urbanism principles in use already in the Delta.

Oxbow Marina postcard

Oxbow Marina postcard

Oxbow Marina is an dense community of retirees and boaters.

Levee Urbanism platform view

Levee Urbanism platform view

View from the levee crest through a Levee Urbanism bait shop.

Levee Urbanism Guarded Dam

Levee Urbanism Guarded Dam

Temporary dam, head of Middle River. These important elements of infrastructure are typically un-public, and are opportunities for future work by the DNP design team.

Mini-golf course

Mini-golf course

Mini-golf course at the Ryde Hotel, integrated with pear orchard.

Fishing, bridge and pump

Fishing, bridge and pump

Fishing among infrastructure in the Delta.

Fishing in the Central Delta

Fishing in the Central Delta

Relaxing at the water’s edge, Twitchell Island tip.

Fishing in the South Delta

Fishing in the South Delta

The Delta is an important recreational space for many urban dwellers.

Floating Boathouse 2

Floating Boathouse 2

Floating boathouse, Eddo’s Harbor and RV Park.

8 Mile Road driving range

8 Mile Road driving range

This driving range is in the Interstate 5 corridor, just off the Eight Mile Road exit at Spanos Park West. The range is part of the leading edge of development flirting with the sea level and regulatory boundary called the Delta Secondary Zone. Much of this development is being done by Alex Spanos, owner of the San Diego Chargers and Stockton favorite son.

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Striper Fishing in the Delta San Joaquin RiverStriper Fishing in the Delta San Joaquin River

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