Source

Authors

University of California, Davis

Published

2010

Description

This study provides an economic decision analysis of the levees and the 34 major subsided agricultural islands in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The analysis provides a quantitative framework to assess the cost effectiveness of repairing the levees and the islands in the case of a future flooding event. The initial analysis concludes that it is not economically optimal to upgrade levees, or repair between 18 and 23 of the islands in the Delta. These initial results hope to serve as a springboard for discussion, and conclude that maintaining the current Delta landscape is unlikely to be economically beneficial.


Impacts

Extreme storms Flooding Sea level rise

Resource Type

Planning and policy guidance

Topics

Extent: Merced County, Sacramento County, San Joaquin County, Stanislaus County, Tulare County, Yolo County

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Last updated: Sept. 23, 2020