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The Sacramento River and Steamboat Slough  
The Sacramento River has been in the news alot because the state and federal governments, pushed by developers, want to divert more water to Southern California.  More than half of the flow of the Delta rivers are already diverted, and the proposal to built tunnels that can divert 15,000 cfs of the 17,000 cfs on average of the flow of the Sacramento River south of Sacramento has many of the northern Delta farmers, businesses and counties very, very concerned about long term negative impacts to this area.  They talk about revising the ecological environment into something it never was before.  Anyway, it helps to understand the history of the Sacramento River and why water agencies would prefer Sacramento River water over San Joaquin River water.  But lets start with the basics, using maps and links.  This page reviews more of the history of the river.  For links to other websites that display current Delta information go to:

Delta navigation maps from NOAA
Fishing maps from California Dept of Fish and Game
Delta waterway names: delta_waterways.pdf  Delta_boating_recreation_map.pdf
North Delta roads and travel
Delta Counties links and information
Chamber of Commerces in the Delta Region
Here's a huge amount of information about the California
Water Wars:   http://www.deltaREvision.com



 Youtube video or a look at "Old River" Sacramento

See our collection of Historic Delta maps  and more receint articles.
Historic Delta Sketches is a great place to start to get a visual idea of what the river looked like in the 1850's when California became a state.  Or read the whole chapter of a book by J.M. Hutchings who described sceenes along the way when traveling to Yosemite and the Calevaras caves:

Http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/scenes_of_wonder_and_curiosity/ and its the last chapter
there is also a great website called http://www.archive.org and if you put in the name "Hutchings California Magazine" all 5 volumes are readable online.  Mr. Hutchings stories of early California life are very fun and his descriptions of travel on the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River are very informative.

Shipwrecks of Sacramento River, including Steamboat, Sutter and Cache Sloughs

1852 full size map
Sketch above is from the Hutchings 1862 book and shows both the Sacramento River below Courtland and where you see a steamboat that is the northern end or head of Steamboat Slough.   The painting below is a modern rendition of the same area using the vibrant colors we see in the Delta in the early fall months. 
SCENE AT THE LOWER JUNCTION OF THE MAIN SACRAMENTO RIVER, AND STEAMBOAT SLOUGH.
California Magazine- Hutchings view of the Sacramento River at confluence of Steamboat Slough in the 1860's
Chrysopolis steamboat on Steamboat Slough in the Delta
  The most famous of the steamboats was the Chyrssopolis because it was the fastest boat to travel between Sacramento and San Francisco in the 1860's.  The route steamboats preferred was to leave Sacramento and go down the river to Steamboat Slough, use Steamboat Slough because it cut off about 7 extra miles, and at the mouth of Steamboat Slough near the town of Rio Vista, the boat would again enter onto the Sacramento River and continue out to the Suisin bay area.
   
  Snug Harbor Resorts, LLC
3356 Snug Harbor Drive, (& Port Lane, Starboard Lane and Marina View Circle are roads located within the resort grounds)
Ryer Island in Solano County.  near Rio Vista, CA      
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GPS:   Use Port Lane, Walnut Grove, CA  95690, even though we are located near Rio Vista, Solano County  
 
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