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Suisun Marsh: Low DO project and Blacklock Marsh Restoration — State Water Quality Control Board and DWR

Reports:

Siegel, S., P. Bachand, D. Gillenwater, S. Chappell, B. Wickland, O. Rocha, M. Stephenson, W. Hei, C. Enright, P. Moyle, P. Crain, B. Downing. B. Bergamaschi. 2011. Final Evaluation Memorandum, Strategies for Resolving Low Dissolved Oxygen and Methylmercury Events in Northern Suisun Marsh. Prepared for the State Water Resources Control Board, Sacramento, California. SWRCB Project Number 06 283 552 0. May.
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Siegel, S., P. Bachand, D. Gillenwater, S. Chappell, B. Wickland, O. Rocha, M. Stephenson, W. Heim, C. Enright, P. Moyle, P. Crain, B. Downing. B. Bergamaschi. 2011. Best Management Practices Report , Strategies for Resolving Low Dissolved Oxygen and Methylmercury Events in Northern Suisun Marsh. Prepared for the State Water Resources Control Board, Sacramento, California. SWRCB Project Number 06 283552 0. July.
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Tetra Tech has been involved with improving water quality in Suisun Marsh under a variety of State Water Quality Control Board and DWR funded projects. Current land use in Suisun Marsh is managed wetlands. Low dissolved oxygen levels and elevated Hg levels have been attributed in part to land management in the marsh. These efforts have investigated the link between marsh management and low DO and elevated Hg levels in the sloughs; identified potential BMPs to improve water quality; assessed the role of hydrology in managing water quality; assimilated the literature available on meHg production in managed and non-managed wetlands; and identified restoration and BMP opportunities to improve water quality in Suisun Marsh.


Contact

Philip Bachand

philip.bachand@tetratech.com

(530) 564-4591