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Peripheral Canal

A peripheral canal, formally called the Eastern Alignment Isolated Facility, is the latest preferred alternative of policy makers in California’s…

Posted by John Bass on 07/18 at 04:47 PM • #

Washouts

Catastrophic levee failure is a fact of life in the Delta.

The map shows the location of “scour ponds,”…

Posted by John Bass on 05/23 at 12:51 AM • #

Urban Arc Perimeter

The Delta is surrounded by some of the fastest growing bedroom communities in California.

Already, projects such as River…

Posted by dnpadmin on 05/23 at 12:48 AM • #

Shimasaki Memorial

The Shimasaki Memorial is a speculative design proposal representative of many proposals that would mark significant historic events, places, or…

Posted by dnpadmin on 05/23 at 12:19 AM • #

Mandeville Claims

This image describes the physical consequences of several types of reclamation.

For the big land development companies who built…

Posted by dnpadmin on 05/22 at 11:41 PM • #

Landmarks and Monuments

This collection of notable sites in the Delta spans a range of types.

B = Bridge
T = TownTags: artifact, history

Posted by dnpadmin on 05/22 at 11:34 PM • #

Flood History

One of the consequences of Delta reclamation is that the land created there is subject to the threat of flooding.…

Posted by dnpadmin on 05/22 at 11:31 PM • #

Captured Sloughs

During the historical period of reclamation, land development companies often filled in waterways to create larger tracts of land. Many…

Posted by dnpadmin on 05/02 at 06:10 PM • #

Images

Zebra mussel cart

Zebra mussel cart

Water above land

Water above land

Photograph showing the typical, inverted relationship between land and water in the Delta.

Tyler Camp

Tyler Camp

Lum Bunn Farm, Tyler Island.

Terminous Tract, past and future history

Terminous Tract, past and future history

Diagram showing the past, present and future uses/products of Terminous Tract. Past to future, they are: estuary, asparagus, wheat, sod, habitat, and water.

Shimasaki Village

Shimasaki Village

These are among the buildings that will be destroyed if Bacon Island becomes a reservoir. The building on the right would be saved in the Shimasaki Memorial project. It was a bunkhouse, kitchen and dining room.

Shimasaki Memorial, levee section

Shimasaki Memorial, levee section

Photomontage diagramming relationship between farm camp buildings and Delta Wetlands Project infrastructure.

Shimasaki Memorial, farm camp no. 3 site plan

Shimasaki Memorial, farm camp no. 3 site plan

Hand drawing of Farm Camp Number Three, ink on mylar.

Shimasaki Memorial, Bacon Island farm camp no. 3

Shimasaki Memorial, Bacon Island farm camp no. 3

This would be the site of the Shimasaki Memorial

Shimasaki Memorial, axonometric

Shimasaki Memorial, axonometric

Isometric diagram of the Shimasaki Memorial site showing pumping station, old bunkhouse, memorial, and charcoal plain.

Shimasaki Memorial wireframe axonometric 2

Shimasaki Memorial wireframe axonometric 2

Shimasaki Memorial bunkhouse

Shimasaki Memorial bunkhouse

Bacon Island bunkhouse that would be restored as part of the Shimasaki Memorial.

Delta Plan Types

Delta Plan Types

Some of the Delta’s specific settlement patterns.

Bacon Island lavenderia

Bacon Island lavenderia

Men washing work clothes in the makeshift laundry at Bacon Island farm camp number 3.

Mandeville claims

Mandeville claims

Diagram showing various techniques and consequences of reclamation.

Locke, welcome sign

Locke, welcome sign

A brief history of Locke, on a sign in town.

Locke, view down street

Locke, view down street

Locke Street View

Locke Street View

Locke, A Walking Tour of

Locke, A Walking Tour of

Pamphlet describing the history of Locke, the last rural Chinatown in the United States.

Locke community garden

Locke community garden

Gardens behind the town of Locke, the last rural Chinatown in the United States. Everything is grown in this garden.

Levee sections

Levee sections

Sections of existing Delta building types, shown in relation to the levee.

Lum Bunn farm water tower

Lum Bunn farm water tower

The old water tower at the Lum Bunn farm, Tyler Island. Water towers like this one predate the extensive diesel and electrical system that now powers the manipulation of water in the Delta.

Delta Wetlands Project, Bacon Island diagram

Delta Wetlands Project, Bacon Island diagram

Diagram describing the Delta Wetlands Project proposal to develop Bacon Island into a reservoir, showing pump locations and island cross sections.

Delta Topography

Delta Topography

Darker colors indicate lower elevation to -15’ below sea level.

Delta flood occurrence since 1900

Delta flood occurrence since 1900

Delta Ethnic History

Delta Ethnic History

This map describes property owned or rented by ethnic Japanese, Chinese, and East Indian farmers in the early 20th century.

Delta flood history

Delta flood history

Diagram describing the history of delta island floods. Darker gray represents more flood events, with a maximum number of nine.

Captured Sloughs

Captured Sloughs

During the historical period of reclamation, land development companies often filled in waterways to create larger tracts of land. Many of these can clearly be seen in aerial photographs.

Bacon Island building subsidence story

Bacon Island building subsidence story

Drawing describing the functional and material consequences of subsidence on a building at Bacon Island farm camp number three.

Shimasaki Memorial exchange diagram

Shimasaki Memorial exchange diagram

Shimasaki Memorial constituents

Shimasaki Memorial constituents

Shimasaki Memorial bath

Shimasaki Memorial bath

Shimasaki Memorial axonometric views

Shimasaki Memorial axonometric views

Shimasaki Memorial axonometric

Shimasaki Memorial axonometric

Shimasaki Memorial archive

Shimasaki Memorial archive

Video

Video clip of LockeVideo clip of Locke
Locke photo tourLocke photo tour
1980s Peripheral Canal argument1980s Peripheral Canal argument
ThirstThirst
Bacon Island National Historic Site IIBacon Island National Historic Site II

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