SCCWRP has begun working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to overhaul and modernize how the federal agency uses modeling tools to assess the ecological condition of aquatic environments nationwide.
During a workshop at USACE headquarters in September, SCCWRP’s Dr. Katie Irving was invited to introduce USACE staff to the next-generation biological response modeling tools being used in California, including flow-ecology tools for understanding how sensitive aquatic organisms respond to changes in flow patterns.
SCCWRP will continue to provide support to USACE as it works to update the ecological response modeling tools that inform management decision-making for USACE projects across the nation.
A technical report summarizing the workshop’s insights and outcomes is expected to be published next year.
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