Reclamation releases draft environmental documents for the Hilton Creek Gravel Augmentation Project

Media Contact: Erin Curtis, 916-978-5100,

For Release: January 04, 2018

FRESNO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review the draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for a proposed gravel augmentation project to improve spawning habitat in Hilton Creek, a small tributary located immediately downstream of Bradbury Dam in Santa Barbara County.

The draft EA/FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and are available at

Comments are due by Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Please email comments to Kathleen Linder at; written comments may be mailed to Kathleen Linder, Bureau of Reclamation, 1243 N Street, Fresno, CA 93721; or faxed to Linder at 559-487-5927.

For additional information or to request a copy of the draft EA/FONSI, please contact Kathleen Linder at 559-487-5044 (TTY 800-877-8339). Copies of the documents may also be viewed at Reclamation’s Fresno office at the above address.

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