Developing, implementing, and assessing the effectiveness of various Best Management Practices to address low dissolved oxygen and Methylmercury generation in Suisun Marsh.
Suisun Marsh, located northeast of San Pablo Bay, is approximately 116,000 acres, making it one of the largest contiguous wetlands in the entire state. It has been listed as impaired for dissolved oxygen/organic enrichment, mercury, nutrients, and salinity. It receives flows from upland watersheds, the Sacramento Delta, and much of it is subject to regular tidal action. Suisun Marsh also receives effluent from the Fairfield-Suisun Wastewater Treatment Plant, which treats to advanced secondary standards.
This project is primarily funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the goals of the project are to:
Habitats and Living Resources
Water Quality and Quantity