Prospect Island (California)

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Prospect Island
Geography
Location Northern California
Coordinates 38°14′47″N121°39′56″W / 38.2463030°N 121.6655110°W / 38.2463030; -121.6655110 (Prospect Island) [1] Coordinates: 38°14′47″N121°39′56″W / 38.2463030°N 121.6655110°W / 38.2463030; -121.6655110 (Prospect Island) [1]
Adjacent bodies of water Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta
Administration
StateFlag of California.svg  California
County Solano
Prospect Island viewed from the southeast in a 2018 aerial photo; to its southeast is Ryer Island and to its northwest is the flooded Liberty Island Sacramento River Deep Water Ship Canal and sloughs (cropped to Liberty Island).jpg
Prospect Island viewed from the southeast in a 2018 aerial photo; to its southeast is Ryer Island and to its northwest is the flooded Liberty Island

Prospect Island is a small island in the San Joaquin River delta, in California. [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] It is part of Solano County, and managed by Reclamation District 1667. [8] [9] [10] [11] Its coordinates are 38°14′47″N121°39′56″W / 38.2463030°N 121.6655110°W / 38.2463030; -121.6655110 (Prospect Island) [1] . [12] [13] It appears on a 1952 USGS map; by 1978, survey maps show it cut diagonally by the Sacramento River Deep Water Ship Channel. [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19]

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References

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  2. "Species". Napa Valley Register. Napa, California. 2020-04-17. p. B3.
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  5. "More islands submerged in Delta floods". North East Bay Independent and Gazette. Berkeley, California. 1980-02-22. p. 1.
  6. "Weather". The Press Democrat. Santa Rosa, California. 1980-02-22. p. 16.
  7. "Storm track veers north". Petaluma Argus-Courier. Petaluma, California. 1980-02-22. p. 1.
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  10. "Flood Crest Perils Delta". Oakland Tribune. Oakland, California. 1937-12-15. p. 1.
  11. "Levees Bolstered". San Pedro News-Pilot. San Pedro, California. 1937-12-15. p. 1.
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  19. "Delta island can be yours for $2.5 million". The Modesto Bee. Modesto, California. 1990-09-23. p. 29.