How humans and nature have shaped the San Francisco Estuary since the Gold Rush

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Abstract

The San Francisco Estuary has undergone dramatic changes since the Gold Rush, as both natural forces and human activities have added and removed massive quantities of sediment, primarily sand and mud. A long-term perspective of sediment movement and patterns of sediment deposition and erosion is vital for effective management of wetlands, sediment contamination, dredging, mining, and other phenomena. Quantitative analysis of historical depth surveys and changes between surveys provides this perspective.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype Other Report
Title How humans and nature have shaped the San Francisco Estuary since the Gold Rush
Volume 583
Year Published 2009
Language English
Publisher Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in the San Francisco Estuary
Publisher location San Francisco, CA
Contributing office(s) San Francisco Bay-Delta, Pacific Regional Director's Office
Description 9 p.
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype Organization Series
Larger Work Title The Pulse of the Estuary: Monitoring and Managing Water Quality in the San Francisco Estuary
First page 66
Last page 74
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N