US Army Corps of Engineers
San Francisco District

San Francisco Bay Delta Model

SAN FRANCISCO BAY-DELTA MODEL STRUCTURE
OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE

PROJECT LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION

The San Francisco Bay Delta Model Regional Visitor Center (BMVC) is located in the city of Sausalito in the County of Marin. The Class A Visitor Center has hundreds of historical exhibits and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) related exhibits as well.  The centerpiece exhibit is a historical hydraulic to scale three-dimensional model of the greater San Francisco Bay Area and Delta covering one and one half acres.  Building also houses the historical significant exhibits showcasing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) missions, the model, and the Marin Shipyard during WWII.

 

TOTAL FUNDING

 

TOTAL COST

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FEDERAL COST

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NON-FEDERAL COST

            N/A

 

 

FISCAL YEAR 2019 ALLOCATION

     $ 1,191,000

FY 2020 BUDGET

     $ TBD

COST TO COMPLETE

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FY 19 AND FY 20 ACCOMPLISHMENTS (based on the availability of funds)

  • Funds will be used for commonly performed O&M for recreation.

ISSUES AND OTHER INFORMATION

  • The facility receives well over 200,000 visitors (60% school children) per year to learn about USACE missions.  The BMVC fulfills the USACE Strategic Communication goals by providing public and curriculum-based tours, special events, workshops, and seminars on the Corps' modern missions and water resource developments projects. It emphasizes the historical significance of the Marin Shipyard during World War II and the actual model used in USACE decision making.  The Bay Model building also houses the district Emergency Operations Center.  The Bay Model building is a “net zero” facility as it generates enough electrical power from solar panels to offset all power usage.

CONGRESSIONAL INTEREST

  • 1st District, Rep. Doug LaMalfa
  • 2nd District, Rep. Jared Huffman
  • 3rd District, Rep. John Garamendi
  • 6th District, Rep. Doris Matsui
  • 7th District, Rep. Ami Bera
  • 8th District, Rep. Paul Cook
  • 9th District, Rep. Jerry McNerney
  • 10th District, Rep. Jeff Denham
  • 11th District, Rep. Mark DeSaulnier
  • 12th District, Rep. Nancy Pelosi
  • 13th District, Rep. Barbara Lee
  • 14th District, Rep. Jackie Speier
  • 15th District, Rep. Eric Swalwell
  • 16th District, Rep. Jim Costa
  • 17th District, Rep. Ro Khanna

POINT OF CONTACT

  • Deputy for Project Management, Edwin S. Townsley, (415) 503-6593.

Updated on 31 January 2019


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Contact

General Questions
415-503-6708
450 Golden Gate
San Francisco, CA 94102