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 was turned back on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at about 10:00 a.m. discharging a dissolved oxygen (DO) level in the mid 30 mg/l range. The system will operate for 10 days, shutting down on Friday, September 26, 2008 at about 10:00 a.m. The 10 day operation will allow longitudinal surveys at the high-high tide to be conducted after 2, 4, 6, 8, and possibly 10 days to further monitor the spatial effects on DO in the Stockton Deep Water Ship Channel. Longitudinal surveys have already been performed after 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 days for the low-low tide.