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  • Age Determination of the Remaining Peat in the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta, California, USA

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    Age Determination of the Remaining Peat in the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta, California, USA

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) | October 9, 2007...
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    The Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta of California was once a 1,400 square kilometer (km2) tidal marsh, which contained a vast layer of peat ranging...

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  • Delta Subsidence in California: The sinking heart of the State

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    Delta Subsidence in California: The sinking heart of the State

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) | April 8, 2000...
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    The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta of California once was a great tidal freshwater marsh blanketed by peat and peaty alluvium. Beginning in the...

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