Thursday October 19, 2023

Northern California Water Association

The Water Forum is implementing another project in the American River to provide spawning and rearing habitat for Chinook Salmon. Work on the Upper River Bend Phase 1 Project at Ancil Hoffman Park began in August and is expected to be completed by the end of October.

The project will provide almost five acres of spawning habitat for adult salmon and steelhead through the placement of 30,000 cubic yards of gravel in the river. It also includes nearly six acres of rearing habitat for young fish through the creation of a 2,000-foot-long side channel and shaping of 3.7 acres of seasonal channel margin habitat. In addition, large woody tree structures will be placed in the side channel to provide hiding and resting places for juvenile fish and three acres of riparian landscape will be developed.

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