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Maintaining the levees in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta




A fisherman casts his line into the Sacramento River in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta south of Sacramento.
A fisherman casts his line into the Sacramento River in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta south of Sacramento.
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Those who farm, fish or boat in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta rely on levees. They form rims around the dozens of islands in the Delta, holding back the water from the farmland. 

Reporter Lisa Morehouse set out to explore those levees and filed this story for the California Report.