The following report on the Aeration Facility Project is for your information. This report will be transmitted whenever changes occur to the operation of the aeration facility, and as a result of data monitoring of dissolved oxygen in the Stockton Deep Water Ship Channel.
As a part of ongoing pulse tests, the Aeration Facility was turned on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at about 11:30 a.m. The system is being operated at full capacity with oxygenated water with a dissolved oxygen (DO) level in the upper 30 mg/l range. The pulse operation will be increased from 4 days to 7 days to evaluate the benefit of three additional days of continuous operation. The system will be shut down on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at approximately 11:30 a.m and is planned to be off for 7 days.
In addition, dye tests and longitudinal surveys were completed to measure the dilution of oxygen from the diffuser and to measure the tidal movement and spreading of the dye.