Cooperative Agreement for CESU-affiliated Partner with Colorado Plateau Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
February 27th, 2024
Close Date
April 5th, 2024
Award Ceiling
$499,999.00
Award Floor
$99,320.00
Opportunity No.
G24AS00282

Agency

Geological Survey (DOI-USGS1)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Funding Instrument

Cooperative Agreement

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Geological Survey is offering a funding opportunity for a CESU partner to conduct research on sediment resources and channel substrates of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park. The purpose of this research is to track the effects of high-flow experiments on sandbars and sand conservation, investigate the interactions between dam operations and sand transport, and monitor changes in channel bed sediment composition. The research will support physical habitat suitability modeling within other projects. This opportunity is being issued under a Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program and is open to eligible recipients who are participating partners of the Colorado Plateau CESU Program. The application deadline is April 5, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. ET. For more information, contact FAITH GRAVES at fgraves@usgs.gov.

Description

The US Geological Survey is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner for research in sediment resources and channel substrates of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park.The purpose of this research opportunity is to conduct research and monitoring on the magnitudes and trends in fine sediment (sand) storage in the Colorado River ecosystem (CRE) in Grand Canyon National Park. This involves a) tracking the effects of individual high-flow experiments (HFEs), and monitoring the cumulative effect of successive HFEs and intervening operations, on sandbars and sand conservation; b) investigating the interactions between dam operations, sand transport, and eddy sandbar dynamics; and c) monitoring changes in channel bed sediment composition, including submerged aquatic vegetation, to discern channel sand storage, and to support physical habitat suitability modeling within other projects.

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Type
Grant