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Sacramento Delta Levees – Radar-based Monitoring from 41,000 Feet

Wed., July 15, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Byron Sher Auditorium, Cal/EPA Building
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Dr. Cathleen Jones - Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Levee monitoring currently is done primarily through ground-level observations and instrumentation. Radar remote sensing, however, could provide a game-changing technology for determining levee health status rapidly and on a broad scale. Cathleen Jones of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will give the status of a Delta study to determine the feasibility of radar remote sensing using one of NASA's premier airborne science instruments. The types of levee threats that can be determined from an aircraft flying at 41,000 feet above the Delta will also be discussed.


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Click below to view the video from the seminar.


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)