Reclamation to Open Delta Cross Channel Gates for Memorial Day Weekend

Media Contact: Pete Lucero, MP Region Public Affairs Officer, 916-978-5100

For Release: May 22, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Bureau of Reclamation announced today it will open the Delta Cross Channel Gates during the Memorial Day weekend beginning 10 a.m. on Friday, May 24. Boat traffic will be allowed through the gates from 11 a.m. on Friday through the Memorial Day weekend until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28.  

The DCC is a controlled diversion channel on the Sacramento River about 30 miles south of Sacramento that diverts water from the river into a branch of the Mokelumne River.

Boaters are urged to continue to check the status of the gates to avoid problems in moving through them.
Gate operations may take approximately 30 minutes to complete,  so boats may not be permitted to pass through the gates until approximately 30 minutes after the scheduled opening time. Boat passage may be
cut off approximately 30 minutes prior to the scheduled closing time.

Information on gate operations can be accessed on Reclamation’s Central Valley Operations website at or by calling 916-979-2194 or 916-979-2196.  For additional information, please call the Public Affairs Office at 916-978-5100 (TDD 916-978-5608). 

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Central Valley Operations