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.
The Aeration Facility was turned off Friday, September 26, 2008 at about 10:00 a.m. after 10 days of operation. The system was scheduled to be off for 10 days and started back up on Monday, October 6, 2008. The system will tentatively remain off for another week so that the effects of increased flows to meet water quality objectives in the San Joaquin River as well as the installation of the Head of Old River Barrier can be observed. The Head of Old River Barrier should be fully installed sometime next week. An update will be provided when the Aeration Facility is turned back on.