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Project: Investigating the Factors That Affect Age-0 Longfin Smelt

Description: Funds for this Project will be used to conduct scientific studies to the understand the mechanisms underlying the relationship between longfin smelt (Spirinchus thaleichthys) abundance and freshwater flow, in an effort to understand the species' decline. The Project will examine finescale distribution, tidal marsh habitat use, and movements of young longfin smelt using traditional methods in conjunction with new Smelt Cam technology.

Reference Number: 3600BP1696028

Implemented By: Metropolitan Water District of Southern California


Type: Research/Planning (including Science)

Total Cost: $330,795.78

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

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

Estimated Completion: 6/30/2020    Actual Completion: 8/5/2020

Associated Counties: Multiple

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Water Quality, Ecosystem Restoration and Fish Protection Facilities - Delta8/5/2020$330,795.78

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Research/Planning (including Science)Feasibility Studies -- Ecosystem Restoration  

Water Action Plan Target

Achieve the Co-Equal Goals for the DeltaAction Description


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