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January 10, 2018

Draft Environmental Document Released for Yolo Bypass Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Fish Passage Project

Just before the New Year, the United States Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the Yolo Bypass Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Fish Passage Project.  The Project seeks to address the negative effects that development of the Central Valley’s flood control system has had on the habitat for various fish species.  The Project is expected to beneficially impact the fish species in the Yolo Bypass and other water bodies within the Project area.  Such beneficial impacts include increased fish passage conditions, increased food resources, and improved habitat conditions.  While the Project will have some adverse water quality effects in the Bypass and downstream, these effects are not expected to substantially affect fish species… Read more by clicking here.

Written by Alyson E. Ackerman

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