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Old     (big_xstar)      Join Date: Nov 2004       09-22-2006, 7:29 AM Reply   
ok. so I am bored at work and I see this all the time. So whey is it called the Dirty Delta anyways? The water doesnt seem that bad.
So Cal peeps wanna know! Ha ha
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       09-22-2006, 7:31 AM Reply   
it's not clear like some lakes and is run-off for farmlands in the central valley. the water is tested on a regular basis, and always passes.
Old     (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       09-22-2006, 7:38 AM Reply   
Whoever coined the term probably never paid a visit to Elsinore in the summer, otherwise it would have been called the "not so clear but still way better than Elsinore Delta"
Old     (regalado1)      Join Date: Dec 2005       09-22-2006, 8:16 AM Reply   
Dang Kev. It's only 7:29 am and you are already bored at work.
Old     (big_xstar)      Join Date: Nov 2004       09-22-2006, 8:17 AM Reply   
Its gonna be a long day
Old     (sanger215guy)      Join Date: Oct 2004       09-22-2006, 8:24 AM Reply   
Dirty? Cause it is, Never go there stay away!!! 5 people jumped in over the last month and just vanished. Boats are always sinking and comming back damaged. Save yourself and keep to the fun of the clean lakes.
Old     (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-22-2006, 8:27 AM Reply   
Yup, its super derty! They find bodies and all sorts of things in that place, stay away!
Old     (big_xstar)      Join Date: Nov 2004       09-22-2006, 8:30 AM Reply   
No need to worry, I like the warmer climate down here. But Someday i will partake in the glass you guys enjoy up there.
Old     (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-22-2006, 8:33 AM Reply   
I know alot of people call Delta home and for some people insulting it is like a personal attack so I will only say I think the name Dirty Delta is a well deserved name.
Old     (airwarrior04)      Join Date: Aug 2004       09-22-2006, 9:28 AM Reply   
I only wish my dad would go to the delta..For the handfull of times i've ridden there...I loved it.

-Zach
Old     (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       09-22-2006, 10:16 AM Reply   
Well it provides something like 55% of the drinking water for SoCal and guess what, it doesn't get any cleaner on the way down there!

Has anyone noticed how much the Disco Bay sewer outfall has been bubbling up lately there on Old river?

The turbulance literally pulls on the boat when I'm driving through it. (The wife said we've been drinking too much beer this summer!)

Brings back memories surfing Sewer Peak at Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz back in the 70's (except that wasn't treated!)
Old     (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-22-2006, 10:21 AM Reply   
Rich, Eeeeeeew! Ha, ha, ha... Say what you will, guys, the Delta is the reason I live in the bay area. Otherwise I think I'd be dodging out to the sierra's.
Old     (parkgirl)      Join Date: Nov 2001       09-22-2006, 10:32 AM Reply   
second that.
Old     (buffalow)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-22-2006, 10:37 AM Reply   
STAY AWAY!!!! The Delta is a breading gound for bad things. Things like style, coolness, and lax attitudes!
Old     (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       09-22-2006, 10:42 AM Reply   
My point was it looks worse then it is. I remember Chris and my 2 girls having a "tea party" in their little plastic pool out on the Island full of dirty Delta water when they were toddlers (much to the chagrin of my wife who freaked out when she realized they were drinking it)
Old     (sanger215guy)      Join Date: Oct 2004       09-22-2006, 10:43 AM Reply   
And you have to watch out for 300lb things falling out of the sky after going huge.

Nice riding yesterday Buff.
Old     (migs)      Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: SF Bay Area       09-22-2006, 11:35 AM Reply   
Quit Hating! Waters fine. For all day riding conditions - CANT BEAT IT! - glass everywhere, all the time. For all you haters - "much love" - spread the word - More butter for us.
One!
Old     (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-22-2006, 11:46 AM Reply   
No insult intended on my part, I CHOOSE to ride there pretty often.
Old     (buffalow)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-22-2006, 1:15 PM Reply   
I tell you all to stay away. There is bad stuff in the water, 300 Lb sturgeons, floating logs, and a guaranteed sinus infection. BAD BAD BAD. Stay away....... Gary- don't know what you are talking about- never saw you - I was riding at Tahoe yesterday and it was Butta
Old    jolly_roger_wake            09-22-2006, 1:16 PM Reply   
all the pictures i've seen of the delta have debris all over the place, maybe thats why.
Old     (parkgirl)      Join Date: Nov 2001       09-22-2006, 1:42 PM Reply   
not to mention the snakes...
Old     (awf_axis)      Join Date: Aug 2002       09-22-2006, 2:02 PM Reply   
Personally, I've never been on the Delta, since we have all the water we need 'round here. But a friend of ours used to live and ski on the delta, and said that he'd come across people dumping their toilets, and garbage. Many old "house junks" just ran their sewage directly into the water.

Told a story about waiting for a pick-up after a ski session, and had a turd float by.

Gave me the creeps.

Dave
Old     (dreambig)      Join Date: Jul 2006       09-22-2006, 2:09 PM Reply   
I got herpes in the delta..... Well technically it was on the delta but in, on who really cares about the particulars. Just a random thought i think if someone had like a Taco boat sorta like a taco truck you'd make a killing on the delta. And when people say delta butter they arent talking about the water, they are seriously talking about all the butter thats dumped on to its shores completely disgusting if you asked me
Old     (dreambig)      Join Date: Jul 2006       09-22-2006, 2:11 PM Reply   
Told a story about waiting for a pick-up after a ski session, and had a turd float by.

Gave me the creeps.

Dave

I'd like to apologize about that whole incident i couldnt hold it. Sorry
Old     (deltawakerider)      Join Date: Feb 2004       09-22-2006, 2:12 PM Reply   
and the delta pirates...arrrrgghhh (they will board your boat, rape the women and drink your booze)
Old    ubertuber            09-22-2006, 2:35 PM Reply   
Because it's so beautiful!

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p.s. "glass everywhere, all the time" ??

Puhleezze...
Old     (ktmwakeboarder)      Join Date: Jun 2004       09-22-2006, 2:41 PM Reply   
Yeah those delta pirates are some pretty crazy whackos and plunder everything! haha
Old     (dreambig)      Join Date: Jul 2006       09-22-2006, 2:41 PM Reply   
Dude your not suppose to be be skiing in that tract. Seriously dude that lives in that house / trailer above the 420 sign on the left came out and fired a shot gun in the air to let us no its a no wake zone. thats no joke. so we wake surfed past his digs on our way back to bethel island.
Old     (dreambig)      Join Date: Jul 2006       09-22-2006, 2:43 PM Reply   
oh by the way i didnt know Dominque Mochianeu was from the delta.
Old     (migs)      Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: SF Bay Area       09-22-2006, 2:52 PM Reply   
Hilarious!
Old    ubertuber            09-22-2006, 3:19 PM Reply   
Fisherman's Cut is not a no wake zone, despite some guy going crazy on you. I would have had the Sheriff on the phone after he fired one off.

I wonder what crazy man's reaction would have been had he seen the huge tugboat jamming down the Cut at the end of my last wakeskating session...
Old    ubertuber            09-22-2006, 3:30 PM Reply   
Crazy man = Claus Von Wendel

I'm sure the Sheriff would LOVE to hear about that transient shooting a gun off.

After reading the article, I think we'll pass on by rather than drop near the junkyard.

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=News&id=1988190
Old     (three6ty)      Join Date: Feb 2004       09-22-2006, 4:10 PM Reply   
Damn KEV.

Bored at work while I am sitting on a houseboat in the middle of Lake Powell ( with Internet access to boot).

You should be here right now. We have a sweet little cove in Warm Creek. It is a little windy now but we are heading out for a surf session in a few.

Have fun at work tomorrow!!!!!!!
Old     (deltawakerider)      Join Date: Feb 2004       09-22-2006, 4:15 PM Reply   
FU foo
Old     (big_xstar)      Join Date: Nov 2004       09-22-2006, 4:24 PM Reply   
Yea thanks Eric!!!
Laugh it up, at least i dont have to pay 4.00 a gallon at the dock!
I couldnt think of anything better.
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       09-22-2006, 4:35 PM Reply   
$4/gallon at lake powell is so worth it!
Old     (big_xstar)      Join Date: Nov 2004       09-22-2006, 4:51 PM Reply   
Thanks.. Thats all I had damit!
Old     (elo)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-22-2006, 4:58 PM Reply   
i bet the dirty delaware is dirtier then the dirty delta! we got dumps that run off into it and not to mention that one of the biggest superfund sites in the u.s. run off into it (roebling steel).
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       09-22-2006, 5:14 PM Reply   
kevin, haha!

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frankie and i have a guest bedroom...we're just a few minutes to the delta.

so...what are you waiting for?
Old     (jay_j)      Join Date: Apr 2005       09-22-2006, 7:12 PM Reply   
cause you can't see 12" below the surface... and cause you might have to hop a tire before your cut... Still its one of the greatest spots to ride in
Old     (markj)      Join Date: Apr 2005       09-22-2006, 11:15 PM Reply   
Has anyone ever noticed the coffee (poop) like water on any wakeboarding video from Florida? Why does it look that way?
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       09-22-2006, 11:18 PM Reply   
cypress trees on the lake stain the water.
Old     (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       09-23-2006, 8:50 AM Reply   
Coffee? I thouhgt it was rum & coke. We have choclate yoohoo at Canyon & antifreeze @ Elsinore. Paradise ski lakes is filled with windex...
Old     (big_xstar)      Join Date: Nov 2004       09-23-2006, 8:52 AM Reply   
Rum and coke in Fl. lakes.. I'm moving there!
I like chocalate Yoohoo!
Antifreeze.. not so yummy!
paradise lakes.. hmmmm?
Old     (extremeisaac)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-23-2006, 9:02 AM Reply   
i think your talking about hippodrome (sp)
Old     (delta_rider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       09-23-2006, 10:48 AM Reply   
The delta is the best place in the world!!! I dont care about you people that r wimps and say, "oh the waters to dirty and there r dead people".Well thats ok u could miss out the best place to ride, by the way im totally going to be at the contest at Union Point!!! its going to be sick!!!
Old     (alans)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-23-2006, 11:04 AM Reply   
Yep, Rootbeer water in FL is from the Cypress tree roots. Its still clear but just makes your feet look red when you look down.Upload
Old     (erik_c)      Join Date: Jan 2005       09-23-2006, 1:18 PM Reply   
One word, Muskrats.
Old     (boss210)      Join Date: Jun 2006       09-23-2006, 3:46 PM Reply   
Ok everyone your right, stay on the lake, the delta is SCARY. Everyone who knows better loves it. So get up early, get your boarding in before 9am and pray for no wind on the lake. Leave the delta for the real boarders.
Old     (elo)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-23-2006, 9:11 PM Reply   
alot of rivers and creeks in jersey are coffee color. everyone here calls it cedar water and it stains after awhile
Old    mendo247            09-24-2006, 8:37 AM Reply   
"Leave the delta for the real boarders."

Oh ok.. so if i start riding the delta i will be considered a ""real boarder""??

Thanks for the clarification!!

(Message edited by mendo247 on September 24, 2006)
Old     (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       09-24-2006, 11:40 AM Reply   
Richard,didn't you already ride the Delta.....don't worry about his/her comment.
Old     (wakeslife)      Join Date: Jul 2005       09-24-2006, 12:05 PM Reply   
Someday before I die I need to ride the Dirty Delta. I don't think I have ever gotten a decent wakeboarding set in after 11 o'clock cause of the condidtions here.
Old     (holtesm)      Join Date: Sep 2006       09-24-2006, 7:34 PM Reply   
Please stay away from the Delta so you do not catch anything or have something rot off. I have friends that work in public works department that say even a slight exposure to the Delta water can cause wood in your boat to dry rot, not to mention what the extremely neutral pH can do to your hair and skin (it is like a supernatural conditioner). Stay away please, so we don't have to put up with crowded sloughs and the screams of painful problems like pulling off your first blah blah blah. The algae in it is also a natural oxygen depleter when it dies. Bad stuff.
Old     (delta_rider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       09-24-2006, 7:45 PM Reply   
all the wimps should stay away, their just gelous that it is the best place to ride!
Old    ubertuber            09-24-2006, 8:07 PM Reply   
-their just gelous-

Skool is four tools!
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       09-24-2006, 9:30 PM Reply   
to all those trying to talk people out of going to the delta, please stop now. i understand they're just jokes, but damn, they sound more stupid each time.
Old     (holtesm)      Join Date: Sep 2006       09-25-2006, 10:35 AM Reply   
Simply trying to state how stupid people are being when they cite the Delta as a cesspool. They drink it every day after a little chlorine treatment. Sorry for the sarcasm.

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