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Project: Enhancing Predictive Capability for Phytoplankton Response to Natural and Operational Induced Variability of Phytoplankton Blooming in the Delta

Description: The project will contribute to the need for predictive capability of phytoplankton productivity by evaluating real-time data to make real-time predictions of bloom conditions. Funding will be used to help establish an open source 3-D-model (SCHISM-CoSiNE) with biogeochemistry running at the California Department of Water Resources operationally, i.e. [daily runs]. Once completed, the intended goal of the model will be to predict the real-time biochemistry of the Delta to help forecast such things as algae blooming events.

Reference Number: 3600BQ1996035

Implemented By: San Francisco State University

Objective: The objectives of this project are: (1) Combine observation and modeling to provide predictions of the effects of flow and nutrients on the production of food in regions of the Bay/Delta critical to higher trophic levels, e.g. Delta Smelt; (2) Improve the 3-D model, SCHISM-CoSiNE, linked hydrodynamic and biogeochemical ecosystem model with high frequency data from fixed stations and enhanced spatial coverage; and (3) Develop links with potential users/clients.

Type: Research/Planning (including Science)

Total Cost: $784,970.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

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

Estimated Completion: 1/1/2023    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties:

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): No

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Water Quality, Ecosystem Restoration and Fish Protection Facilities - Delta1/9/2020$784,970.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Research/Planning (including Science)Modeling  

Water Action Plan Target

Achieve the Co-Equal Goals for the DeltaAction Description
Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description


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