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 off Friday, September 26, 2008 at about 10:00 a.m. after 10 days of operation. The system will be off for 10 days and started back up on Monday, October 6, 2008. Additional longitudinal surveys to monitor the spatial effects on DO in the DWSC will be performed after the system is off. Flows in the San Joaquin River at Vernalis are scheduled to increase beginning Wednesday, October 1, 2008 to meet water quality objectives for fish and wildlife beneficial uses. It appears the Head of Old River Barrier is scheduled to be installed next week.