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Project: Hydrodynamic influences on the Food Webs of Restoring Tidal Wetlands

Description: Funding will be use to implement targeted studies that examine the effect of hydrogeomorphology and biogeochemistry on aquatic habitat and resident fish. Increased knowledge of how physical processess drive fish and trophic interactions is imperative to the success of potential restoration projects in the region.

Reference Number: 3600BP1696010

Implemented By: Regents of the University of California

Objective: Objectives are to evaluate and map the physical and hydrodynamic characteristics of the study sloughs; evaluate the effects of elevation and sea level rise; create a network of water quality stations to measure differences in slough functions; evaluate the influence of flow and tide on food production in sloughs and tidal wetlands; charaterize differences and evaluate how slough restoration effects food productions; evaluate fish community composition; evaluate fish response to habitat differences; evaluate fish use of wetlands as nursery habitats; develop recommendations for improving design of tidal wetland restoration projects to increase food availability for juvenile native fishes; evaluate the influence of flow and tide on trophic dynamics in sloughs and tidal wetlands; and characterize differences and evaluate how slough condition affects food production.

Type: Research/Planning (including Science)

Total Cost: $867,235.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

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

Estimated Completion: 10/31/2021    Actual Completion:

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 - Delta4/27/2017$867,235.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Research/Planning (including Science)   

Water Action Plan Target

Achieve the Co-Equal Goals for the DeltaAction Description
Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description
Manage and Prepare for Dry PeriodsAction Description


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