Water Operations and Watershed Monitoring Technical Teams

The top of the Whiskeytown Dam’s glory hole spillway is visible above the reservoir’s placid surface
Photo Credit: Ben Nelson

Consistent with the Proposed Action of the 2019 Final Biological Assessment for Reinitiation of Consultation on the Long-Term Operation of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project, Reclamation and DWR are convening Watershed Monitoring Workgroups for each of the Upper Sacramento, American, Delta, and Stanislaus watersheds (“Watershed Monitoring Workgroups”). Each of the Watershed Monitoring Workgroups will be responsible for real-time synthesis of fisheries monitoring information and providing recommendations on scheduling specific volumes of water as specified in the Proposed Action. The Delta Monitoring Workgroup shall be responsible for integrating species information across watersheds, including Delta Smelt and Winter-run Chinook, and other salmonids and sturgeon. In addition to Delta Watershed Monitoring Workgroup, the program may include a Smelt Monitoring and Salmonid Monitoring Teams. The Watershed Monitoring Workgroups will include technical representatives from federal and state agencies and stakeholders and will provide information to Reclamation and DWR on species abundance, species distribution, life stage transitions, and relevant physical parameters.


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Last Updated: 5/6/21