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San Joaquin River

San Joaquin River - Before

San Joaquin River - After

The program to restore the San Joaquin River as part of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act resulted in restoration of interim flow releases from Friant Dam beginning in 2009. The photos show the San Joaquin River before interim flow releases and after it was reconnected to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in 2010, a stretch of 330 miles – a circumstance that has not occurred in more than 60 years, with the exception of flood flow releases.


Last updated: 8/6/11