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  • 2017 Flood System Status Report

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    2017 Flood System Status Report

    Department of Water Resources | August 10, 2017...
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    This report is intended to assist flood management planners and engineers in characterizing facilities within the State Plan of Flood Control (SPFC) and...

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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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  • Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (2012)

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    Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (2012)

    Department of Water Resources | June 12, 2012...
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    The Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP) is a critical document to guide California’s participation (and influence federal and local participation) in managing...

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  • Challenges Facing the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: Complex, Chaotic, or Simply Cantankerous?

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    Challenges Facing the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: Complex, Chaotic, or Simply Cantankerous?

    Delta Stewardship Council | April 9, 2015...
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    In 2014, the California Natural Resources Agency and the U.S. Department of the Interior asked the authors of this paper, as four former...

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  • Delta Islands and Levees Feasibility Study, Draft Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement

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    Delta Islands and Levees Feasibility Study, Draft Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) | April 10, 2014...
    Summary

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the California Department of Water Resources propose to restore approximately 89.5 acres of lost or degraded...

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  • Delta Levee Investment Strategy: Final Report

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    Delta Levee Investment Strategy: Final Report

    Delta Stewardship Council | August 4, 2017...
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    In the California Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta), levee failure could cause catastrophic flooding, potentially causing injury or loss of life, and possibly damaging...

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  • Delta Levee Investment Strategy: Risk Analysis Methodology

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    Delta Levee Investment Strategy: Risk Analysis Methodology

    Delta Stewardship Council | July 20, 2016...
    Summary

    Levees in California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) reduce flood risk to people, property, natural resources, and infrastructure systems of statewide importance. Levee failure...

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  • Delta Levees – Types, Uses, and Policy Options

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    Delta Levees – Types, Uses, and Policy Options

    Delta Vision | August 7, 2008...
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    This document was developed to support Delta Vision discussions on the role of levees in the Delta’s future. It is to clarify the...

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  • Delta Levees Investment Strategy: Sea Level Rise Methodology

    Delta Levees Investment Strategy: Sea Level Rise Methodology

    Delta Stewardship Council | August 21, 2015...
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    This memorandum describes the methodology used to account for the impact of potential future sea level rise on the Delta Levees Investment Strategy...

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  • Delta Reclamation District Financing and Budgets

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    Delta Reclamation District Financing and Budgets

    Delta Stewardship Council | August 16, 2016...
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    This report explains the financing of the 93 reclamation districts that maintain the Delta’s levees. Reclamation districts’ primary method for raising funds is...

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  • Delta Region Integrated Flood Management: Key Considerations and Statewide Implications

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    Delta Region Integrated Flood Management: Key Considerations and Statewide Implications

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | September 1, 2012...
    Summary

    This Background / Reference Memorandum (BRM) presents highlights from flood-related technical, legislative and funding information regarding the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta), with emphasis...

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  • Economic Sustainability Plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

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    Economic Sustainability Plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

    Delta Protection Commission | July 19, 2012...
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    The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta is a unique place of economic, environmental, historic, and cultural significance. The land and water resources of the...

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  • Envisioning Futures for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

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    Envisioning Futures for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

    Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) | January 25, 2007...
    Summary

    California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is widely perceived to be in crisis today: its levee system is fragile, many of its native species are...

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  • Exploration of Tolerable Risk Guidelines for the USACE Levee Safety Program

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    Exploration of Tolerable Risk Guidelines for the USACE Levee Safety Program

    Army Corps of Engineers | January 10, 2011...
    Summary

    Risk assessment methodologies have been used around the world to provide decision makers with information on the likelihood of adverse outcomes and resulting...

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  • Factors and Processes Affecting Delta Levee System Vulnerability

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    Factors and Processes Affecting Delta Levee System Vulnerability

    San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science | December 1, 2016...
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    The authors appraised factors and processes related to human activities and high water, subsidence, and seismicity. Farming and drainage of peat soils over...

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  • Flood Control System Status Report

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    Flood Control System Status Report

    Department of Water Resources | December 12, 2011...
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    This Flood Control System Status Report (FCSSR) describes the current status (physical condition) of SPFC facilities at a systemwide level. DWR prepared the...

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  • Improving Habitats Along Delta Levees: A Review of Past Projects and Recommended Next Steps

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    Improving Habitats Along Delta Levees: A Review of Past Projects and Recommended Next Steps

    Delta Stewardship Council | January 15, 2016...
    Summary

    This review of habitat improvements along Delta levees was conducted to support the development of the Delta Stewardship Council’s (Council) Delta Levee Investment...

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  • Protocol for Closure of Delta Waterways

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    Protocol for Closure of Delta Waterways

    Office of Emergency Services | November 21, 1997...
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    This protocol describes the process for placing restrictions on vessel traffic on the San Joaquin/Sacramento Delta waterways during periods of high water levels...

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  • Risks and Options to Reduce Risks to Fishery and Water Supply Uses of the Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta

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    Risks and Options to Reduce Risks to Fishery and Water Supply Uses of the Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta

    Department of Water Resources | January 1, 2008...
    Summary

    Assembly Bill (AB) 1200 (Laird, Chapter 573, Statutes of 2005) highlighted the complex Delta water issues, and directed the Department of Water Resources...

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  • State Investments in Delta Levees

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    State Investments in Delta Levees

    Delta Stewardship Council | January 1, 2015...
    Summary

    This 43-page Issue Paper, authored by Dustin Jones, the Council's Integrated Regional Water Management Supervising Engineer, is entitled State Investments in Delta Levees,...

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