Thursday, July 23, 2015

Working on a video on what people call sinking islands

A lot of our project this year has been setting up a video on Delta levees and subsidence. There are 57 man-made islands in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and to keep the rivers from flooding the islands levees have been built  to surround the islands. 

Over the years subsidence has caused the islands to look like they are sinking but that isn't what subsidence is. We interviewed two Doctors from UC Davis last week that explained to us that oxidation in the soil is causing the soil to disappear. You'll have to wait and see our video to learn more. 

There are all kinds of important research being done on levees and subsidence, including the grant we're working on here on Jersey Island. 

Below are pictures of some of the club members interviewing the docs.  

 Rezahn Abraha is interviewing Dr. Steve Dervel from Hydrofocus on subsidence and levees.
Monet Marie Kristina Gasca is interviewing Dr. Bees Butler on the economic impacts of failing levees due to subsidence.

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