Delta Cross Channel Gates to be Temporarily Closed to Protect Out-migrating Winter and Spring Salmon Run

Media Contact: Jeffrey S. McCracken, 916-978-5100

For Release: December 15, 2006

The Bureau of Reclamation announces that effective Friday, December 15, 2006, at 9:00 a.m. the Delta Cross Channel Gates will be closed to protect out-migrating winter run and spring run salmon. Gates will remain closed until further notice. Boat traffic will be unable to pass through the Delta Cross Channel Gates; therefore, boaters should plan on using alternate travel routes.

Cross Channel gate information is available online at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/cvo/; see "Delta Cross Channel Gate Status." For additional information, please contact Ms. Peggy Manza at Reclamation's Central Valley Operations Office at 916-979-2683 or e-mail pmanza@mp.usbr.gov.

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Relevant Link:

http://www.usbr.gov/mp/cvo/