An expanded issue of Western Water published shortly after the release of the long-awaited draft environmental document by CALFED, a joint state-federal government planning effort aimed at restoring the environmental health of the Bay-Delta and increasing water supply reliability. The Delta itself, located where the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers meet, serves as the transfer point for two-thirds of the state’s water supply. It is also the state’s most important fishery habitat. It is here where conflicts arise between agricultural, urban and environmental water interests. All of these issues are explained in “Delta Debate.” The magazine provides an overview of CALFED’s overall goals and the three draft alternatives to “fix” the Delta and analyzes some of the most contentious issues including water supply reliability; the conversion of farmland to other uses; drinking water quality; costs and potential funding for any Delta solution; and Delta water rights. Helpful sidebars offer a short timeline of previous Delta decisions and explain where the Delta is located and who belongs to CALFED.