Clear Creek salmon habitat restoration project begins construction

Media Contact: Mary Lee Knecht, 916-978-5100, mknecht@usbr.gov

For Release: June 18, 2020

REDDING, Calif. - The Bureau of Reclamation, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, plans to begin construction of the Lower Clear Creek Floodplain and Stream Channel Restoration Project Phase 3C on the week of June 22. This project is funded through the Central Valley Project Improvement Act.

Construction is scheduled for weekdays between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30. The project site is on federally owned public lands near the China Gardens trailhead, on Clear Creek Road. Watch for truck traffic and road signs and use caution in this area.

The project will improve spawning and juvenile rearing habitat for Chinook salmon and steelhead by returning Clear Creek to its historic channel alignment and by river restoration enhancements.

This is the final major phase of the Lower Clear Creek Floodway Rehabilitation Project. Started in 1999, the project has been guided by the technical input of the Clear Creek Technical Team, a group of federal, state and tribal agencies and local stakeholders.

For additional information, contact Derek Rupert, fish biologist, at drupert@usbr.gov or 530-247-8514 (TTY 800-877-8339).

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