Debris on the Delta

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Debris on the Delta

Postby WB Staff » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:34 am

Debris clogs the San Joaquin River Sunday afternoon between the Antioch marina and Big Break Regional Shoreline in Oakley. (Courtesy of Kathy Bunton)

A leisurely boat, paddle or Jet Ski ride in the Delta could turn into a date with an obstacle course after recent storms and high tides left it looking like a beaver dam over the weekend.

And authorities said Monday that the high tides that brought the debris aren’t expected to recede soon.

Read more: http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/02/13/ ... pittsburg/
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Re: Debris on the Delta

Postby mark poulson » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:23 pm

I came across two partially submerged loose pilings last Monday, floating along. I'm sure they were washed up onto a levee wall until the recent high tides floated them off. One was in False River and one in Little Franks. I think they're called widowmakers, because they sit so low in the water that they're easy to miss until you hit one.
I'm sure there are more.
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