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Sediment Supply and Marsh Development in the San Francisco Estuary


This project sought to gain a better understanding of the long-term feasibility of restoring tidal marshes in San Pablo Bay in the San Francisco Estuary, by identifying sources of inorganic sediments that maintain the marshes’ elevations relative to sea level. More specifically, the project focused on comparing sediment inputs from local rivers (e.g., Napa River, Sonoma Creek, Novato Creek and Petaluma River) draining directly to San Pablo Bay to those from rivers draining into the massive Sacramento-San Joaquin river delta.

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