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State’s key Delta research vessel berths in Antioch

Published Friday December 23

ANTIOCH — There’s a brand new boat in town but it’s no pleasure craft.

The Sentinel glided into Antioch earlier this 30 days the home base of CA Department of Water Resources’ newest research vessel that will be dedicated to monitoring the health of the Delta.

Built in Seattle, Wash., the $3.6 mill. floating laboratory is the 2nd such vessel the state agency has owned and its flagship.

The Sentinel’s predecessor, the San Carlos, turned fourty this year and has exceeded its projected life span by at least 5 years, stated CDWR Info Officer Maggie Macias.

Its lab is 266 square ft. as compared with the San Carlos’ 213 square ft. and the deck is more than twice as large.

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