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Western Journalism and Media Fellowships

Envisioning California’s Delta as it Was

Data Visualization
Map of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
Collaboration with KQED Science and the San Francisco Estuary Institute Aquatic Science Center, May 2012
May 12, 2012
Geoff McGhee
Lauren Sommer
Alison Whipple

An interactive map of the Sacramento-San Joaquin delta comparing the historical habitat with the present day landscape, as well as period photos, maps and journals used by historical ecologists to help recreate how the region looked 160 years ago. Produced in collaboration with KQED Public Media, and the San Francisco Estuary Institute.