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The California Delta is formed by the confluence of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers at the western edge of the Central Valley. Much of the Delta sits below sea level, but since the mid-19th century most of the region has been claimed for agriculture through an elaborate network of levees. Along hundreds of miles of waterways there are some people that live on the water, floating with the ebb and flow of the tides in "California's Holland".