Reclamation Releases Final Environmental Documents for the Hilton Creek Gravel Augmentation Project

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

For Release: February 01, 2018

FRESNO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation has released the final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for a proposed gravel augmentation project to improve spawning habitat for the federally-listed Southern California Steelhead Distinct Population Segment (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in Hilton Creek, a small tributary located immediately downstream of Bradbury Dam in Santa Barbara County.

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

For additional information or to request a copy of the Final EA and/or FONSI, please contact Kathleen Linder at 559-487-5044 (TTY 800-877-8339).

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