Project to help salmon in Sacramento River complete

KRCR News –

Local, State, and Federal agencies partnered on a project in Redding to help salmon in an area previously uninhabitable by fish.

The Bureau of Reclamation, in partnership with Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District, Western Shasta Resource Conservation District, California Department of Water Resources, and California Department of Fish and Wildlife, completed a project on January 2, to restore side channel rearing habitat in the Sacramento River, immediately upstream of the Cypress Avenue Bridge on the east side of the river.

“This project is another example of the important work being made possible by collaborative partnerships in the Sacramento Valley,” said Don Bransford, President of the GCID Board of Directors. “Working together we are completing projects up and down the Sacramento River that address all stages of the fish life cycle, helping to improve their chances of survival.”

The Cypress Avenue Bridge North- Side Channel Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Project created salmonid rearing habitat by opening side channel on the Sacramento River that were closed off and had no water flowing through, which made the area uninhabitable for young salmon.

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