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.
Regents of the University of California, UC Davis
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.
Research/Planning (including Science)
Complete and Fully Paid
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):