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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 • #

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Water Hyacinth, Trapper Slough

Water Hyacinth, Trapper Slough

Water hyacinth was introduced to the Delta as an ornamental plant. It is aggressive, and has filled or partially filled several sloughs, making them impassable. The dense, mat-like cover also cuts off sunlight to the water below, affecting plants and animals living there.

Water above land

Water above land

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

Tree at water’s edge

Tree at water’s edge

This image is an effective illustration of subsidence.

Tree and barge

Tree and barge

Another illustration of subsidence.

Ryer Windrow panorama

Ryer Windrow panorama

Panorama of Ryer Island vineyard and windrow.

Ryde mini-golf

Ryde mini-golf

This mini-golf course is set within a pear orchard at the Ryde Hotel.

Pruned pear branches, Ryer Island

Pruned pear branches, Ryer Island

The quotidian poetics of agriculture. This image shows a donut-shaped mound of pear tree prunings, carefully organized for no doubt a very logical reason.

Newport Drive, Discovery Bay

Newport Drive, Discovery Bay

Mark’s garden, corner of Newport Drive and Bolinas Place, Discovery Bay, Contra Costa County.

Newport Dr cul-de-sac

Newport Dr cul-de-sac

Mark’s garden, corner of Newport Drive and Bolinas Place, Discovery Bay, Contra Costa County.

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