Delta Cross Channel

The Delta Cross Channel, constructed in 1951, is the critical element of water redistribution infrastructure in the North Delta.

Operable gates in the channel act as an aid to transferring water from the Sacramento River south to the pumps and aqueducts. It sits at the north end of the Large Owner Axis, and between the historic towns of Walnut Grove and Locke.

The cross channel is currently the most important element of the delta water redistribution infrastructure that is not a pump or an aqueduct. This may change if plans are implemented to divert Sacramento River water further north as part of a contemporary “perpheral canal” proposal.

Posted by dnpadmin on 05/22 at 11:19 PM • #

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Delta Cross Channel gates

Delta Cross Channel gates

A view of the Cross Channel gates, shown in their closed position. The Delta Cross Channel is located in the north Delta between the historic towns of Locke and Walnut Grove, and is currently the most important element of the delta water redistribution infrastructure that is not a pump or an aqueduct.

Delta Cross Channel Sluice Gate

Delta Cross Channel Sluice Gate

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By jb on 2009 08 08

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