From the Department of Water Resources – The Dutch Slough Project aims to re-establish a rich ecological network that would boost survival rates of endangered fish species and wildlife while also protecting neighborhoods against flooding. With the first phase now complete, the project has opened the Dutch Slough site to natural daily tides, creating a tidal wetland that provides a safer environment for salmon, splittail, and other endangered fish species. Additionally, the Dutch Slough site improves flood protection to surrounding neighborhoods such as the City of Oakley, acting as a buffer against rising sea levels triggered by climate change. (more)