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Cliff Feldheim, Chief
Environmental Planning and Information Branch
Suisun Marsh Program
3500 Industrial Blvd.
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 376-9693
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236-0001
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Suisun Marsh Levee Breach Investigation Sensitivity Analysis

Revised: December 23, 2000

Map of Sensitivity Analysis Locations

Background on Sensitivity Analysis

Results of Sensitivity Analysis:

Stage-Flow Asymmetry Plots demonstrate the timing difference between flow direction change in the channel outside and inside the breached area.

Summary table of asymmetry (minutes)

Axis Salinity Plots show salinity along river axes up the Sacramento, San Joaquin, Old, and Middle Rivers

Breach Geometry Sensitivity

Size of inundated area
Roughness of breached channel

Bottom elevation of breached channel
Width of breach opening
Depth of breach opening