Science activity
Science activity #49874, updated 29 April 2022

CASCaDE: Computational Asessments of Scenarios of Change for the Delta Ecosystem

Description / purpose

The Delta of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers provides drinking water supplies to two-thirds of Californians, and is a fragile ecosystem home to threatened and endangered species. The Computational Assessments of Scenarios of Change for the Delta Ecosystem (CASCaDE) project builds on several decades of USGS science to address the goals of achieving water supply reliability and restoring the ecosystems in the Bay-Delta system. Multiple scientists are using linked models to evaluate the implications of a range of future scenarios on various aspects of the Bay-Delta and its watershed.

Linked science activities

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Activity status

  • Awarded / Initiating (2006)
  • In progress / Ongoing (2006 - 2009)
  • Complete

Funding summary

Total allocated funding: $1,662,870

Label Value
Contract # or labor code None
Implementing organization U.S. Geological Survey [USGS]
Funding organization CALFED Bay-Delta Program
Funding Source Not provided
Date of award 2006
Date of fiscal year-end Not provided
Total award amount $1,662,870
State type of obligation Not provided
Federal type of obligation Not provided
Reimbursability Not provided
Procurement mechanism Not provided


Delta regions

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