News Worth Noting: BDCP/CA Water Fix comment period won’t be extended; Shasta County fish hatchery closed for environmental renovations

CNRA_logoLaird says no extension on BDCP Comment Period: In a response letter to the Congressmembers request to extend the comment period for the BDCP/CA Water Fix, Laird writes, “It is important to allow for good public understanding of this document — witness almost a year of public comment solicitation between the original document and the revised document. It also is important to move forward in evaluating the BDCP/CA WaterFix, given the critical need to mitigate the potentially catastrophic risks faced by 25 million people who rely upon Delta conveyance facilities. Therefore, we will stick with the 113-day review period — July 10, 2015 to October 30, 2015 — for this updated draft. … ”  Read the full letter here: congressional response letter 10.6.15

dfw logoShasta County fish hatchery closed for environmental renovations; expected to re-open in fall: The Crystal Lake Hatchery in eastern Shasta County is currently closed to the public while a major environmental restoration is underway in nearby Rock Creek.  “Because there is so much construction work and equipment on the property, we had to close the viewing area and temporarily cancel tours to keep the public and the workers safe,” said California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Senior Hatchery Supervisor Linda Radford. “We will continue to grow and plant trout during construction and will welcome back visitors as soon as possible.” ... ”  Read more from Department of Fish and Wildlife here:  Shasta County fish hatchery closed for environmental renovations; expected to re-open in fall


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