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Project: Contaminant Effects on Two California Fish Species and the Food Webs

Description: Water temperatures are increasing due to global climate change, and are predicted to reach levels that exceed the thermal tolerance of sensitive Delta species such as the Delta Smelt by 2050. Little is directly known about the differences in sensitivity between Inland Silverside and Delta Smelt to such stressors, or how either species responds to multiple stressors. Funding will be use to study how these two species respond to drought-induced stressors (temperature, salinity, and reduced dilution of contaminants) which will provide key insights, given that one is near extinction and the other is thriving under drought conditions.

Reference Number: 3600BP1796002

Implemented By: Regents of the University of Calfornia, Davis


Type: Research/Planning (including Science)

Total Cost: $1,701,829.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

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

Estimated Completion: 6/30/2021    Actual Completion:

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 - Delta7/31/2017$1,701,829.00

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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