Released On: October 19, 2012
The purpose of the proposed action is to evaluate the effects of short term modifications to DCC gate operations annually in the fall over a five-year period on reduction of lower Mokelumne River fall-run Chinook salmon straying.
The DCC is located on the Sacramento River and connects to Snodgrass Slough, which in turn connects to the lower Mokelumne River. Natural production of Chinook salmon in the lower Mokelumne River has been significantly impacted over the past several years. One factor that has been identified as a contributing factor to low returns in the lower Mokelumne River is straying to other rivers, particularly the lower American River. It is hypothesized that having the DCC closed during a portion of October would strengthen migration cues for migratory fish, including Chinook salmon. Reclamation released the draft EA/FONSI for public review and comment from August 8 to August 23. Comments are addressed in the Final EA/FONSI.
The Final EA/FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and are available at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=10650. If you encounter problems accessing the documents online, please call 916-978-5100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information or to request a copy of the Final EA/FONSI, please contact Rebecca Victorine at 916-414-2429 (TTY 916-978-5608). Copies of the final documents may also be viewed at Reclamation’s Bay-Delta Office at 801 I Street, Suite 140, Sacramento, CA 95814.
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