Science activity

Science activity #49779, updated 13 October 2023

Delta Wetland Resilience and Blue Carbon

Description / purpose

This project estimates carbon storage for the past, present and future Delta, as well as GHG fluxes and elevation change based on chosen restoration and rice farming scenarios in the future Delta using the Delta Landscape Scenario Planning Tool. The project also investigates how well the current organic matter parameterizations and inorganic sediment parameterization in the Marsh Equilibrium Model (MEM) represent Delta marsh accretion processes. Knowledge of marsh accretion and migration will be used to develop a spatial conceptual model of marsh resilience in the Delta.

Linked science activities

ID Title
#49788 Delta Landscape Scenario Planning Tool →
  • Hyacinth
  • Created wetland

Activity status

  • 1 Awarded / Initiating (2019)
  • 2 In progress / Ongoing (2019 - 2023)
  • 3 Complete

Funding summary

Total allocated funding: $819,998

Label Value
Contract # or labor code Q1996039
Implementing organization San Francisco Estuary Institute [SFEI]
Funding organization California Department of Fish and Wildlife [CDFW]
Funding Source California Department of Fish and Wildlife CDFW - Prop 1
Date of award 2019
Date of fiscal year-end Not provided
Total award amount $819,998
State type of obligation Not provided
Federal type of obligation Not provided
Reimbursability Not provided
Procurement mechanism Contracted competitive or direct award


Delta regions

Geographic tags

None specified

Products and outputs

None provided