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Project: Impacts of Climate Change on Presticide Bioavailability and Sub-Lethal Effects on Juvenile Benefits of Floodplain Rearing

Description: The Project will include field studies to estimate loadings and bioavailability of pesticides, concentrations of pesticide residues in salmonid prey, and the trophic basis of juvenile Chinook salmon growth (benthic vs. pelagic food web pathways) and how each of these differ between floodplain and river channel habitats in the Delta. Data from the field studies will inform development of laboratory studies that will assess the potential effects of exposure to environmentally-relevant pesticide types and concentrations in prey on swimming performance, olfaction and neuroendocrinology of juvenile Chinook salmon. Laboratory studies will also evaluate how water temperature (including increased water temperatures predicted with climate change) influences these sub-lethal effects of pesticides on juvenile salmon.

Reference Number: 3600BP1896015

Implemented By: Regents of the UC Riverside


Type: Research/Planning (including Science)

Total Cost: $963,408.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

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

Estimated Completion: 3/31/2022    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 - Delta9/28/2018$963,408.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Research/Planning (including Science)Other  

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description


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