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Project: Impact of Urbanization on Chinook Salmon, Steelhead Trout, and Their Prey: A Case Study of the American River (2046)

Description: This study will go beyond observed toxicity, and address toxicity to chironomids, caddisflies, and mayflies, key diet components of juvenile fish in the river. A bioenergetic model will be used to evaluate effects of food web changes on young salmonids. Our key approach is the use of river-side systems with flowing river water that allow us to replicate realistic pesticide exposures, while controlling other variables

Reference Number: 3860-P84-643

Implemented By: University of California, Berkeley

Objective: Advance the knowledge and understanding of the complex water supply issues and ecosystems of  the Bay-Delta system as an aid to Delta policy makers and managers working to achieve the two coequal goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem.

Type: Research/Planning (including Science)

Total Cost: $599,996.79

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

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

Estimated Completion: 6/30/2015    Actual Completion: 4/30/2015

Associated Counties: Sacramento

Located In Disadvantaged Community: Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
  $599,996.79
Prop. 84, Integrated Regional Water Management3/3/2010$599,996.79


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