The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has recently completed consultations under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) regarding the coordinated long-term operations of the Central Valley Project (CVP) and the State Water Project (SWP). As part of this process, the federal fishery agencies each issued a Biological Opinion earlier today that are available here.
Although most of the provisions in the new BiOps are focused on Delta operations, there are several provisions that are specific to the Sacramento River Basin. To better understand the new BiOps and the relation to Voluntary Agreements and the Sacramento Valley Salmon Recovery Program, click on the Facts and Questions (FAQ) document shown below.