Thompson, John
January 1965
California Geographer;1965, Vol. 6, p29
Academic Journal
The article presents an account of the reclamation of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta into an intensively farmed landscape in California. Before the transformation, the area was a great fresh-water tidal marsh, with tules occupying all but the deeper ribbons of water. The project, which incurred losses on some reclaimed land, remain to be a major beneficiary of the political and engineering triumphs that mark California's water supply, flood control, and reclamation experience.


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