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Hydrodynamic field study of a shallow estuarine subembayment, Sherman Lake, California

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Wahl T.L.Pugh C.A.Oberg K.A.Vermeyen T.B.Wahl T.L.Pugh C.A.Oberg K.A.Vermeyen T.B.

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Abstract

Sherman Lake, California, has two hydrodynamically distinct regions: a tidally forced jet located along the eastern flank that creates an important hydraulic connection between the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers, and a relatively quiescent area in the west. The forcing mechanisms driving circulation and transport are spatially variable in Sherman Lake, a characteristic, we are finding, that is typical of shallow-water environments in the San Francisco Bay and Delta. As interest in restoring and creating tidal wetlands and other shallow-water environments in the Delta increases (CALFED, 2001), serious consideration of the heterogeneity of the physical environment must be taken when developing restoration objectives and monitoring programs.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Hydrodynamic field study of a shallow estuarine subembayment, Sherman Lake, California
ISBN:
0784406553
Year Published:
2002
Language:
English
First page:
535
Last page:
544
Number of Pages:
10
Conference Title:
Hydraulic Measurements and Experimental Methods 2002
Conference Location:
Estes Park, CO
Conference Date:
28 July 2002 through 1 August 2002