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The Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta

By Jeffrey Mount, Ellen Hanak, Greg Gartrell

Some of the Delta's levees help maintain water quality for water exports, ... for levee improvements and responses to levee failures when they occur.


Advancing Ecosystem Restoration with Smarter Permitting

By Letitia Grenier, Stephanie Panlasigui, Crissy Pickett, Gokce Sencan

improving flood control to reduce damage from levee overtopping caused by insufficient channel capacities and levee failures,; benefitting native species by ...

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High and Rising: Flood Risk in California Grows

By Jeffrey Mount, Daniel Swain

Jul 20, 2020 ... ... overwhelms levees on rivers and storm water management facilities in cities. ... Failure to do this can have major social and economic ...

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Floods in California

By Jeffrey Mount

The 2017 Oroville Dam spillway failure led to an emergency evacuation of nearly ... California needs to spend at least $34 billion to upgrade dams, levees, ...

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New Strategy, New Challenges for the Delta

By Ellen Hanak, Jay Lund, Jeffrey Mount, Brian Gray

May 8, 2015 ... The tunnels would improve the quality of water exports and, importantly, make exports less susceptible to disruption from levee failures.

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Caring About Delta Levees During a Drought

By Jeffrey Mount

The simulation is a worst-case scenario: failure occurs in the summer when freshwater inflow from rivers is low. (The most recent large flooding in the Delta ...