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Reclamation Releases Environmental Document for the Lower American River Anadromous Fish Habitat Restoration Project

Media Contact: Shane Hunt, 916-978-5100,

For Release: January 21, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review the Environmental Assessment for the Lower American River Anadromous Fish Habitat Restoration Project.

Reclamation, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Water Forum, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Sacramento County Regional Parks will continue the work of improving spawning and rearing habitat for salmon and steelhead in the lower American River. The project includes creation and restoration of side channel rearing habitats for juvenile salmonids, spawning gravel additions, and woody material placement. This Project is one of many to help meet the requirements of the 1992 Central Valley Project Improvement Act, Section 3406 (b)(13), to restore and replenish spawning gravel and rearing habitat.

The EA was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and is available at If you encounter problems accessing the document, please call 916-978-5100 (TTY 800-877-8339) or email

Written comments must be received by close of business January 28, 2016, and should be sent to Ben Nelson, Bureau of Reclamation, 801 I Street, Suite 140, Sacramento, CA 95814 or emailed to, or faxed to 916-414-2439.

For additional information, please contact Ben Nelson, 916-414-2424 (TTY 800-877-8339) or

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