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Title:
Buckhorn Dam/Grass Valley Creek Toe Drain and Channel Rehabilitation Project EA
Site:
Summary:
The Project plans excavation of the Buckhorn dam outlet channel so that surface water elevations will be lowered to allow measurement of water seepage through the earthen dam as required in dam safety protocols. During excavation, Reclamation proposes to create additional off-channel juvenile holding habitat for coho salmon and steelhead that are common in the area. The constructed habitat will provide slow water refuge in proximity to vegetation and large wood cover habitat. To meet safety and fish habitat development needs, deigns estimate that excavation of approximately 9,000 cubic yards will be required. Project construction is proposed during summer 2012.

Status:
11/22/2013:
Draft EA available for review on November 17, 2011. Comments due December 15, 2011. Final EA available March 2, 2012. FONSI signed on March 8, 2012. Project Implemented during summer/fall 2012. Maintenance of planting to occur in 2013 and 2014. Threatened Coho seen in newly opened habitat in November 2012.

Contacts:
Brandt  Gutermuth
Phone: (530) 623-1806
Fax: (530) 623-5944

List of Available Reports
 
Report Title
File Ext
File Size
File with .pdf extension Signed FONSI, Buckhorn Dam/Grass Valley Creek Toe Drain and Channel Rehabilitation Project .pdf 426.50KB 
File with .pdf extension Final EA/IS,Buckhorn Dam/Grass Valley Creek Toe Drain and Channel Rehabilitation Project .pdf 4,515.79KB 
File with .pdf extension Draft EA, Buckhorn Dam/GVC Toe Drain and Channel Rehabilitation Project .pdf 2,883.93KB