NOTICE: Reclamation announces public teleconference negotiations with Department of Fish and Wildlife regarding San Joaquin River restoration flows

From the Bureau of Reclamation:

The Bureau of Reclamation and California Department of Fish and Wildlife are announcing a public teleconference negotiation session regarding San Joaquin River flows to benefit fish from the San Joaquin Fish Hatchery. This negotiation session is for a 25-year contract renewal for the same amount of water (55 cubic feet per second); no additional water is under consideration.

Reclamation’s agreement with CDFW is to deliver Central Valley Project water for populations of Chinook salmon broodstock; broodstock are mature adult fish that are bred in a hatchery. This water delivery will be used for re-introduction of spring-run Chinook salmon to the San Joaquin River in support of San Joaquin River Restoration Settlement Act implementation.

The negotiations will address CDFW’s request to increase San Joaquin River flows for Chinook salmon. The date and time of the teleconference-only negotiations are:

June 17, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT

Call 1-877-939-7420 and, when prompted, type in participant passcode 5614871#

The public is welcome to listen during the teleconferencing negotiations and comment after the negotiations close. 

Contact Stanley Data for more information at sdata@usbr.gov or 916-978-5246.

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