Badlands Journal editorial board
Restore The Delta
Most recent discussion of earthquake risk in the Delta have been based on the Delta Risk Management Strategy (DRMS). DRMS was prepared by consultants (URS Corporation) for the Department of Water Resources.
Experts disagree about many of the findings in DRMS, which assumes five Delta fault systems.
For example, new modeling of the “Montezuma Hills Zone” fault by Shell Oil (which is doing a pilot test for CO2 injection wells) has confirmed what PG&E apparently knew years ago: that one of the faults identified in DRMS doesn’t exist, but is instead an “erosional feature” resulting from a meander of the Sacramento River. Read More »