The Hidden Sediment Reserve: Quantifying Potential Sediment Trapped Within the San Francisco Bay-Delta Watershed's Reservoirs by Landscape Metrics, LLC

The following interactive visualization encourages the user to explore the sediment volumes trapped within California’s constellation of reservoirs. Sediment composes the material infrastructure that supports the Bay-Delta’s many ecologies and economies. As The San Francisco Estuary Partnership notes, “Like freshwater, sediment is a precious resource that is essential for keeping the Estuary healthy." Navigate the map, select reservoirs, and scrub the timeline to gain insight into the quantities and equivalent values of the San Francisco Bay-Delta’s displaced sediment.