Frameworks, lines, boundaries, boxes, arrows inform sense-making. Sze et al. talk about who is and is not included in the drawn boundaries in the California Delta. Using Raichlen’s tangible, mathematical and easily visible boundaries were made to include appropriate regions. The plan left out Native Nations and immigrant populations and lacked an understanding about the interconnectedness of waterways. Considering Strayer, it appears the grain size was too coarse and too sharp, or the boundary forgot to consider fluxes of populations, animals, and the environment in a constantly changing river delta. Qualitatively sound waterways will adequately nuance data for project longevity.