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Levee break at Pacheco Marsh marks completion of first phase of restoration

Before breaching the last levee preventing sea water from rushing into Pacheco Marsh for the first time in generations, workers scrambled this week to make sure water wouldn’t flow the wrong way. Last weekend’s record-setting storms brought more than 7 inches of rain to the marsh southeast of the Benicia-Martinez Bridge, forcing workers to pump out more than a million gallons of rainwater this week to get the desired effect at Friday’s ceremonial flooding.