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Pinole Shoal Management Study/Delta LTMS(O&M)

PINOLE SHOAL MANAGEMENT STUDY (DELTA LTMS)
OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE


PROJECT LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION

The project area includes the northern San Francisco Bay area and extends throughout the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Deltas. This project will create a Long Term Management Strategy (LTMS) for the management of dredged material to support the Corps' deep-draft navigation mission, levee repair and maintenance, wetland restoration, and other beneficial uses.

 

TOTAL FUNDING

 

TOTAL COST

N/A

FEDERAL COST

N/A

NON-FEDERAL COST

N/A

 

 

TOTAL FEDERAL COST THROUGH FY 2018

$ 930,000

FY 2018 BUDGET

$ 0

COST TO COMPLETE

N/A

 

FY 18 AND FY 19 ACCOMPLISHMENTS (based on the availability of funds)

  • Continue operation of the Technical Work Groups.
  • Adopt the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Delta Dredging & Reuse Management Team.
  • Develop the outline for a Sediment Management Strategy.
  • Begin development of the Programmatic Biological Assessment.
  • More fully integrate the State and Federal resource agencies (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, National Marine Fisheries Service) into the program.
  • Focus study effort on establishing streamlined regulatory compliance and agreeable and achievable sediment-testing and water-quality criteria.

ISSUES AND OTHER INFORMATION

  • The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta levees, which protect the water supply to two-thirds of the citizens of California, are in dire need of repair and rehabilitation, requiring significant quantities of sediment for critical rehabilitation activities. A multiple levee break, or a break in the western Delta, could render the Delta water supply unusable for months.
  • Beneficial use of dredged sediments has not been widely instituted in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. However, in San Francisco Bay, beneficial use at upland disposal sites has been promoted via an inter-agency Long Term Management Strategy (LTMS) for dredging and disposal. The SF Bay LTMS manages where and how much disposal of dredged material can occur over time. To facilitate similarly widespread upland reuse in the Delta, an LTMS strategy should be devised for the Delta geographic area.

CONGRESSIONAL INTEREST

  • 3rd District, Rep. John Garamendi
  • 6th District, Rep. Doris Matsui  
  • 7th District, Rep. Ami Bera
  • 9th District, Rep. Jerry McNerney
  • 11th District, Rep. Mark DeSaulnier

POINT OF CONTACT

  • Deputy for Project Management, Arijs A. Rakstins, (415) 503-6720

Updated on 26 February 2018

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Contact

General Questions
415-503-6903
1455 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103