Delta Smelt Resiliency Strategy

Under a comprehensive strategy, state and federal agencies are working to rapidly improve conditions for endangered Delta smelt, which are close to extinction. 

Found only in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Delta Smelt are near extinction. The strategy represents a management shift for state and federal water and wildlife agencies, which are addressing multiple stressors on Delta smelt in a systematic way while studying the synergy of the actions. In total, there is 13 near- and mid-range actions aimed at creating better habitat, more food, and higher turbidity, along with reduced levels of weeds, predators, and harmful algal blooms to help reduce mortality of Delta smelt and boost the rate at which the fish grow, reproduce, and survive.