Carbon Sequestration and GHG Emissions in Intentionally Flooded Corn Fields in the Delta


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Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Carbon Sequestration and GHG Emissions in Intentionally Flooded Corn Fields in the Delta
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
A farm-scale model that incorporates greenhouse gas emissions, subsidence reversal, flood risk reduction, and off-site transport of dissolved organic compounds and methyl mercury is being developed. This DeNitrification-DeComposition (DNDC) modeling component will enable comparison of the experimental plots to baseline conditions of nearby lands and support projections of regional conditions if larger-scale carbon farming is adopted. A later phase will couple the regional and the farm-scale model to assess dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and methyl-mercury (MeHg) production/consumption dynamics. Future goals include summarizing key management questions and major gaps in information and characterizing the state of scientific knowledge relative to each question to engage the full range of Delta interests.

Contact Information

Sarah Pittiglio
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The activity is covered by the general rule that CEQA applies only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment.

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