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 on-going pulse operations, the Aeration Facility will be turned back on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at about 9:00 a.m. discharging a dissolved oxygen (DO) level in the mid 30 mg/l range. With the system being off for the last 10 days, natural DO levels are currently being observed which are below the 6.0 mg/l TMDL. The response of increasing DO levels to above the current TMDL will be monitored during the planned 7 day operation. The system will run until September 23, 2008.