Delta's Graveyard of Ships

Thursday, Mar 18, 2010  |  Updated 6:15 PM PDT
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Delta's Graveyard of Ships

Joe Rosato Jr.

The rotting hull of an abandoned fishing vessel sits on the banks of the Delta, in an area called Fisherman's Cut.

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 The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery will be teaming up with the Contra Costa County Sheriff's office today to remove abandoned boats from waterways in eastern Contra Costa County.

      According to CalRecycle, abandoned commercial vessels and other  man-made objects cause significant boating and environmental hazards.
     
The cleanup project is being funded by the State Water Resources Control Board's Abatement Account and CalRecycle's Solid Waste Disposal Site Cleanup Program.
     
The sheriff's office has made the removal of abandoned vessels  from county waterways a priority in recent years and has removed about 300 since 1997, according to CalRecycle.
     
Today crews from both departments will be working in Fisherman's Cut on Bradford Island in unincorporated Contra Costa County.
 

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