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  • Bathymetry and Digital Elevation Models of Coyote Creek and Alviso Slough, South San Francisco Bay, California

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    Bathymetry and Digital Elevation Models of Coyote Creek and Alviso Slough, South San Francisco Bay, California

    U.S. Geological Survey | March 15, 2018...
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    In 2010 the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center completed three cruises to map the bathymetry of the main...

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  • Climate Change and the Delta: A Synthesis (Public Review Draft)

    Climate Change and the Delta: A Synthesis (Public Review Draft)

    Delta Stewardship Council | March 23, 2018...
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    The Delta Reform Act of 2009 (Water Code Section 85066) requires that the Delta Stewardship Council adopt a Delta Plan (the Plan) to...

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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...
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    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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  • 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...
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    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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  • State Investments in Delta Levees

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    State Investments in Delta Levees

    Delta Stewardship Council | January 1, 2015...
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    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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  • State Investments in Delta Levees: Key Issues For Updating Priorities

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    State Investments in Delta Levees: Key Issues For Updating Priorities

    Delta Stewardship Council | January 9, 2015...
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    This paper outlines 15 issues that will need to be considered as the Council updates the Delta Plan’s 36 provisions regarding State investment...

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  • Twenty-First Century Levee Overtopping Projections from InSAR-derived subsidence rates in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: 2006–2010

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    Twenty-First Century Levee Overtopping Projections from InSAR-derived subsidence rates in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: 2006–2010

    California Energy Commission | July 31, 2012...
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    To provide an updated synoptic assessment of vertical land motion rates in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the research team performed synthetic aperture radar...

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  • Urban Levee Design Criteria

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    Urban Levee Design Criteria

    Department of Water Resources | May 15, 2012...
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    The Urban Levee Design Criteria (ULDC) provides engineering criteria and guidance for the design, evaluation, operation, and maintenance of levees and floodwalls that...

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  • Urban Level of Flood Protection Criteria

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    Urban Level of Flood Protection Criteria

    Department of Water Resources | November 12, 2013...
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    The Urban Level of Flood Protection Criteria was developed in response to requirements from the Central Valley Flood Protection Act of 2008, enacted...

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  • Workshop report—Earthquakes and High Water as Levee Hazards in the Delta

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    Workshop report—Earthquakes and High Water as Levee Hazards in the Delta

    Delta Independent Science Board | September 30, 2016...
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    Earthquakes and high water as hazards to Delta levees were reviewed in a seven-hour workshop organized by the Delta Independent Science Board and...

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