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PIAHS | Articles | Volume 382
Proc. IAHS, 382, 837–842, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-382-837-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Proc. IAHS, 382, 837–842, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-382-837-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Pre-conference publication 23 Apr 2020

Pre-conference publication | 23 Apr 2020

Solutions for subsidence in the California Delta, USA, an extreme example of organic-soil drainage gone awry

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The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is home to organic soils that have subsided up to 9 m, decreasing native aquatic species populations, water quality degradation, vulnerable levees and decreasing agricultural viability. Once a vibrant ecosystem, cultivation of organic soils and hydrologic alteration threatens a key element of California's water supply system. Radical changes are required for meeting the ecosystem and water supply goals.
The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is home to organic soils that have subsided up to 9 m,...
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