Work by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) to dismantle an emergency drought barrier that has spanned West False River in California, between Jersey and Bradford islands since June, is underway with a breach in the barrier on October 1, 2015. The barrier was erected to block salt water from pushing into the central Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta from San Francisco Bay. The Delta’s water is used by 25 million Californians, including residents of the Delta and Contra Costa, Alameda and Santa Clara counties. DWR’s State Water Project and the federal Central Valley Project convey Delta water through their aqueducts to distant parts of the state.
Florence Low / California Department of Water Resources, FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY
SAN FRANCISCO ESTUARY AND WATERSHED SCIENCE JOURNAL: Mitigating land subsidence in the Delta; Effects of the drought and emergency drought barrier on the Delta; Study of tagged juvenile salmon released above Shasta Dam; and more …
In this edition of the San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science Journal:
Chemically Enhanced Treatment Wetland to Improve Water Quality and Mitigate Land Subsidence in the Sacramento‒San Joaquin Delta: Cost and Design Considerations:Philip A. M. Bachand, Tamara E. C. Kraus, William R. Horwath, Nathan R. Hatch, Sandra M. Bachand
Effects of Drought and the Emergency Drought Barrier on the Ecosystem of the California Delta:Wim Kimmerer, Frances Wilkerson, Bryan Downing, Richard Dugdale, Edward S. Gross, Karen Kayfetz, Shruti Khanna, Alexander E. Parker, Janet Thompson
Chemical and Toxicological Impacts to Cache Slough Following Storm-Driven Contaminant Inputs: Donald P. Weston, Christoph Moschet, Thomas M. Young, Nadhirah Johanif, Helen C. Poynton, Kaley M. Major, Richard E. Connon, Simone Hasenbein
Movement and Apparent Survival of Acoustically Tagged Juvenile Late-Fall Run Chinook Salmon Released Upstream of Shasta Reservoir, California: John Plumb, Amy Hansen, Noah Adams, Scott Evans, John Hannon