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Project: Problems and Promise of Restoring Tidal Marsh to Benefit Native Fishes in the North Delta During Drought and Flood

Description: The Project will improve scientific understanding of the North Delta ecosystem and to improve better basis for management and creation of restoration sites, as well as management of the region to benefit native fishes. The Project will improve scientific understanding of how fish populations are influenced by the interactions between wetlands and hydrology, geomorphology, water quality and food availability. Funding will be use to conduct water quality monitoring; hydrodynamic modeling; and fish and invertebrate surveys.

Reference Number: 3600BP1596025

Implemented By: Regents of the University of California, UC Davis

Objective: Objectives of the Project are to sample during a break in the drought to document food web and fish response to drought and determine recovery trajectories as wetter conditions resume; expand spatial sampling to include the region around Liberty Island and the Yolo Bypass to determine conditions in the North Delta that favor native fishes; and evaluate the impact of restoration projects on the aquatic ecosystem, with specific attention to water quality, fish and food webs.

Type: Research/Planning (including Science)

Total Cost: $963,055.71

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 5/31/2019    Actual Completion: 1/14/2019

Associated Counties: Multiple

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): No

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Water Quality, Ecosystem Restoration and Fish Protection Facilities - Delta1/14/2019$963,055.71

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Research/Planning (including Science)Climate Change Impacts  

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description
Manage and Prepare for Dry PeriodsAction Description
Expand Water Storage Capacity and Improve Groundwater ManagementAction Description
Increase Flood ProtectionAction Description
Increase Operational and Regulatory EfficiencyAction Description


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