Subsidence

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Bay-Delta: Levees, Climate Change, and Water Quality

For several decades following the Gold Rush, almost a half million acres of the Delta, then a tidal marsh, were drained and reclaimed. Since then, the uncovered soil has been made available for agricultural use, but reclamation has led to a profound level of land subsidence. When early Delta settlers drained and lowered the land … Continue reading

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