Deep Gulch and Sheridan Creek channel rehabilitation project in-river work extended

Media Contact: Erin Curtis, 916-978-5100, 09/15/2017 13:12

For Release: September 15, 2017

WEAVERVILLE, Calif. – Construction on the Deep Gulch and Sheridan Creek channel rehabilitation project, 8 miles west of Weaverville, was delayed by the Helena Fire and in-channel work in the Trinity River has been extended to Sept. 30.

It is the intent of the Trinity River Restoration Program staff to complete the project as soon as feasible so that no in-river work will be required next year. During the extended in-river construction window all permit conditions will remain in effect.

During this extended time period, contractors will focus on completion of the in-river work and isolating restoration features from the channel during construction to minimize disturbance to the river and any potential spawning salmon.

Due to project delays from the fire, the TRRP consulted with the National Marine Fisheries Service on extending the in-river work period from Sept. 15 to Sept. 30. The NMFS concurred that effects of the extension would not be greater than those previously analyzed in order to protect federally threatened Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast coho salmon.

For more information on the project, please visit http://www.trrp.net or contact Kevin Held at 530-623-1809 (TTY 800-877-8339) or kheld@usbr.gov.

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