Science activity
Science activity #49869, updated 29 April 2022

Changes in Organic Carbon and Food Resources in Response to Historical Events in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: A Synthesis Project

Description / purpose

Recent management strategies in the Delta rely on habitat restoration and water quality improvement to restore ecosystem function. However, current monitoring programs have been limited in their ability to measure ecosystem functions such as food webs. This study explores changes to the sources, quantity, and quality of organic carbon that support the Delta food web. Data from fifteen sites selected to represent the dominant sub-habitats in the Delta will identify the available food resources. The project examines how food resources are affected by wastewater treatment and habitat restoration. Information about organic carbon in the historic and current Delta will aid in establishing realistic goals and targets for ongoing and future restoration efforts in the Delta.

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Activity status

  • Awarded / Initiating (2019)
  • In progress / Ongoing (2019 - 2022)
  • Complete

Funding summary

Total allocated funding: $199,483

Label Value
Contract # or labor code 18213
Implementing organization Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Funding organization Delta Stewardship Council
Funding Source Delta Stewardship Council - General Fund
Date of award 2019-06-30
Date of fiscal year-end Not provided
Total award amount $199,483
State type of obligation Not provided
Federal type of obligation Not provided
Reimbursability Not provided
Procurement mechanism Contracted competitive or direct award

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Subbasins
Delta regions

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