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April 21 Brown Bag Seminar: Rice in the Delta - The potential to mitigate subsidence and enhance sustainability

Monday, April 21, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Park Tower Building
2nd Floor Conference Room
980 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phil Bachand - Principle Environmental Engineer Tetra Tech

Subsidence (the oxidation of carbon rich peat soils) in the Delta, has the potential to impact local agricultural, economic, and cultural sustainability producing effects that can cascade across California.

This presentation will discuss the integration of lab-scale studies and regional assessments to understand key management and biogeochemical factors, for example carbon storage, associated with rice production in the Delta.

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Coequal goals

The Delta Stewardship Council was created in legislation to achieve the state mandated coequal goals for the Delta. "'Coequal goals' means the two goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. The coequal goals shall be achieved in a manner that protects and enhances the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place." (CA Water Code §85054)