Understanding Tidal Marsh Sedimentation in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California

@article{Reed2002UnderstandingTM,
  title={Understanding Tidal Marsh Sedimentation in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California},
  author={Denise J. Reed},
  journal={Journal of Coastal Research},
  year={2002},
  volume={36},
  pages={605 - 611}
}
  • D. Reed
  • Published 2002
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Coastal Research
ABSTRACT Over 90% of the once vast tidal-freshwater wetlands of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta have been leveed and removed from tidal and floodwater inundation. Contemporary restoration efforts breach and/or remove the levees surrounding delta islands with the goal of regaining wetland habitat. However, experience so far with levee-breaches, both planned and unplanned, has shown that the transition from shallow open water to Tule marshes occurs slowly, if at all. Sedimentation rates in tidal… Expand
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