By 1977, the Central Valley Project was delivering water supplies from the San Joaquin River to eastside farmers through the Friant Kern Canal. On the west side of the Valley, the Central Valley Project and the California State Water Project opened up new lands for irrigation. Urban development increased in the post World War II era. Many natural lands of the Valley floor remain in isolated fragmented patches and with connectivity between many lands was lost.

The Image and description for this slide were taken from: Phillips, S.E., P.A. Kelly, and D.F. Williams. 2005. Landscape Change in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Pre-European Settlement to 2000.

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