Salmon Recovery Project to Implement Voluntary Agreements Being Implemented on the Sacramento River

Thursday, Apr 21st, 2022

The Sacramento River Settlement Contractors are currently implementing another project on the Sacramento River just downstream from Keswick Reservoir that will contribute to the habitat targets established by the recently signed Voluntary Agreements Memorandum of Understanding.

The 2022 Keswick Gravel Injection Project will provide much needed spawning habitat in the upper Sacramento River for endangered winter-run Chinook salmon. The project, which is being led by Reclamation District 108, in coordination with Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District, the Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will add 20,000 tons of suitable gravel, which combined with managed flows over these gravels, provide important spawning habitat for salmon.

This is part of an ongoing effort to promote salmon recovery in the Sacramento Valley and to improve every freshwater life-stage for salmon. Additional projects are scheduled for implementation throughout the region later this year.

A video overview of the project is available here.

             For additional information, please click on the press release below.

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