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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...
    Summary

    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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  • 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 (USGS) | 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...
    Summary

    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: 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...
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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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  • Novato Creek Baylands Historical Ecology Study

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    Novato Creek Baylands Historical Ecology Study

    San Francisco Estuary Institute | July 31, 2015...
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    Over the past century and a half, lower Novato Creek and the surrounding tidal wetlands have been heavily modified for flood control and...

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  • Overview of the ARkStorm Scenario

    Overview of the ARkStorm Scenario

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) | January 13, 2011...
    Summary

    The U.S. Geological Survey, Multi Hazards Demonstration Project (MHDP) uses hazards science to improve resiliency of communities to natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis,...

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