Native plants grow from a berm and small channel along a 3,000-foot stretch of levee that protects Twitchell Island from being inundated by the San Joaquin River. The channel and vegetation are part of a restoration effort intended to enhance the chances that young salmon will survive their journey to the Pacific Ocean. Making this type of habitat is not cheap, or easy. It cost about $1,000 per lineal foot or about $3 million for the stretch along Twitchell levee. The setback levee is one of many different efforts to restore habitat that has been lost in the Delta.
Native plants grow from a berm and small channel along a 3,000-foot stretch of levee that protects Twitchell Island from being inundated by the San Joaquin River. The channel and vegetation are part of a restoration effort intended to enhance the chances that young salmon will survive their journey to the Pacific Ocean. Making this type of habitat is not cheap, or easy. It cost about $1,000 per lineal foot or about $3 million for the stretch along Twitchell levee. The setback levee is one of many different efforts to restore habitat that has been lost in the Delta. Gary Reed greed@sacbee.com
Native plants grow from a berm and small channel along a 3,000-foot stretch of levee that protects Twitchell Island from being inundated by the San Joaquin River. The channel and vegetation are part of a restoration effort intended to enhance the chances that young salmon will survive their journey to the Pacific Ocean. Making this type of habitat is not cheap, or easy. It cost about $1,000 per lineal foot or about $3 million for the stretch along Twitchell levee. The setback levee is one of many different efforts to restore habitat that has been lost in the Delta. Gary Reed greed@sacbee.com

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Prop. 1 would aid Delta habitat, fish and region

October 25, 2014 5:00 PM

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