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NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Program - Western Waters

posted on 2024-02-28, 19:33 authored by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Noteworthy for its agricultural productivity, ecological diversity, and complexity, the Bay Delta and Columbia River Basin is one of the largest and most complex water delivery systems in the nation.

The Sacramento River and San Joaquin River meet in the Delta, which provides water to one of the most significant estuary ecosystems in the United States and provides drinking water to 25 million Californians. The Bay Delta offers habitat to 55 species of fish and 750 species of plants and wildlife.

The Columbia River Basin provides habitat for salmon and steelhead, essential components of a healthy ecosystem and critical to Indian tribes and local communities.

With the CCA designation, USDA will build on existing strong partnerships to accelerate conservation needed in the region to maintain agricultural production while improving water quality, conserving water resources, and restoring wetland and other wildlife habitat.

This dataset includes a printer-friendly CCA map and shapefiles for GIS.

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Natural Resources Conservation Service


Data contact name

Suarez, Carlos

Data contact email


USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Temporal Extent Start Date


Temporal Extent End Date



  • Not specified

Geographic Coverage


Geographic location - description

Western Waters

ISO Topic Category

  • biota
  • environment
  • inlandWaters

National Agricultural Library Thesaurus terms

agricultural productivity; Sacramento River; San Joaquin River; estuaries; ecosystems; United States; drinking water; fish; wildlife; USDA; water quality; wetlands; wildlife habitats; data collection; geographic information systems

OMB Bureau Code

  • 005:53 - Natural Resources Conservation Service

Pending citation

  • No

Public Access Level

  • Public

Preferred dataset citation

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (2018). NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Program - Western Waters. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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