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Preliminary Geochemical Studies of Pollutant and Natural Organic Compounds in Sediments from Sonoma Baylands - A Wetland Restoration Project in San Francisco Bay, California
Frances D. Hostettler, Wilfred E. Pereira, Keith A. Kvenvolden, David R. Jones, and Fred Murphy

SF Bay mapSan Francisco Bay has lost most of its freshwater wetlands and salt marshes through dikes, fill, and sedimentation.

Site mapThe project site was diked off decades ago. This project will restore the wetland:

  • by adding new sediment dredged from the Petaluma River and the Oakland Harbor
  • by exposing the new sediment to tidal action

A restored wetland will:

  • provide new habitat for endangered species
  • expand feeding and nesting areas for waterfowl
  • demonstrate the use of dredge spoils as a resource

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