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FOIA - Freedom of Information Act Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) established a presumption that records in the possession of Federal agencies are accessible to the public. Before FOIA was passed in 1966, the individual had to establish a right to examine these Government records. With passage of the FOIA, the burden of proof shifted from the individual to the Government. The "need to know" standard has been replaced by a "right to know" doctrine. FOIA set standards for determining which records must be disclosed and which records can be withheld. The law also provides administrative and judicial remedies for those denied access to records.
Federal Law Legal resources.
Folsom Dam Safety and Flood Damage Reduction Joint Federal Project Folsom Dam Safety and Flood Damage Reduction Joint Federal Project JFP - Folsom Dam and Reservoir is a component of the Central Valley Project, operated by the Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, Central California Area Office. Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have multiple authorized projects at Folsom Dam and its appurtenant structures (the Folsom Facility). Under the Dam Safety Program, Reclamation identified the requirement for expedited action to reduce hydrologic (overtopping), seismic (earthquake), and static (seepage) events. These events have a low probability of occurrence in a given year; however, due to the large population downstream of Folsom Dam, modifying the facilities is necessary to improve public safety. The Corps, in partnership with the State Reclamation Board and the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency (SAFCA), is working to implement Congressional direction to reduce the risk of flooding in the Sacramento area. The Folsom Joint Federal Project (JFP) is a collaborative effort by Reclamation and the Corps to address the dam safety hydrologic risk at the Folsom Facility and improve flood protection to at least 1/200-year levels.
Folsom Lake Recreation at Folsom Reservoir is managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation, Central California Area Office. The reservoir was created by Folsom Dam across the American River. The dam is a feature of the Central Valley Project - American River Division - Folsom and Sly Park Units. Folsom Lake offers 75 miles of shoreline. Usually open 7 days a week, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., contact the park office for seasonal variations. Facilities include 3 public campgrounds, 2 with showers, 60 miles of equestrian trails, 10 miles of paved bicycle trails, 8 miles of advanced mountain bike trails, and excellent year-round bank or boat fishing. Several launch ramps provide continuous boat launching access throughout the lake fluctuation zone. At capacity, Good fishing for both cold- and warm-water species including rainbow trout, brown trout, black bass, catfish, crappie, and bluegill. The American River Water Education Center at Folsom Dam contains exhibits that promote water education directly related to the American River Watershed.
Folsom Project Integration Folsom Project Intergration
Folsom Recreation Folsom Area and Field Offices recreational informations
Folsom Water & Power Operations Folsom Area Office Water and Power Operations
Folsom-South Canal Recreation Trail Detailed information about the paved service roadway which is also used as the Folsom South Recreation Trail. Map shows the road as it parallels the canal from Nimbus Dam to Sloughhouse road
Forms, Construction Forms and Documents used in Construction and contracting
Franks Tract Pursuant to Section 103(f)(1)(C) of Public Law 108-361, CALFED Bay-Delta Authorization Act, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation is evaluating the feasibility of using new facilities and operations in the central region of the SacramentoSan Joaquin River Delta near Franks Tract to improve water quality and fish conditions. Specifically, Reclamation is evaluating the feasibility of these actions in the Franks Tract Project Feasibility Study.
Friant Dam Friant Dam - Friant Dam is located on the San Joaquin River, 16 miles northeast of downtown Fresno, California. Completed in 1942, the dam is a concrete gravity structure, 319 feet high, with a crest length of 3,488 feet. The dam controls the San Joaquin River flows and provides for: downstream releases to meet water delivery requirements above Mendota Pool; provides flood control, conservation storage, and water diversions into Madera and Friant-Kern Canals; flood control, conservation storage, diversions into the Friant-Kern Canal and Madera Canal; and delivers water to a million acres of agricultural land in Fresno, Kern, Madera, and Tulare Counties in the San Joaquin Valley. An additional function of Friant Dam began in October 2009 as the first experimental water releases were made as part of the San Joaquin River Restoration Program (SJRRP) that will eventually lead to a restored salmon run in the river below.
Friant Division, CA (CVP) The CVP Friant Division transports surplus northern California water though the southern part of the semiarid Central Valley. The main features of this division are Friant Dam, Friant-Kern Canal, and Madera Canal, all constructed and operated by Reclamation.

Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region  Public Affairs Office  2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento CA  95825-1898
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As of: March 26, 2008

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