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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


Investigate the occurrence, fate, and accumulation of organic contaminants in sediments and biota


  • Define baseline conditions before restoration
  • Monitor geochemical changes that occur during restoration

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Overview picture of Pilot Unit and bayfront levee

Existing marsh with San Pablo Bay beyond

Core samples map


Core samples were collected from the pilot and main unit sites shown in the diagram, as well as from the existing marsh for reference. Sampling is in progress in the main unit.

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