NEPA DOCS: West False River Temporary Drought Salinity Barrier removal

The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) proposes to partially fund the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) action to remove the temporary drought salinity barrier (temporary barrier) across West False River (Proposed Action). The need for the Proposed Action is to provide funding for DWR’s action to remove the temporary barrier, which was installed to help reduce the intrusion of high-salinity water into the central and south Delta in order to protect water supplies and beneficial use of the Delta during the current drought.

Removal of the temporary barrier will begin approximately at the beginning of October and continue for 60 days. The U.S. Army Corps (Corps) is the federal lead agency for implementation of the installation and removal of the temporary barrier, and has been designated federal lead for Reclamations Proposed Action for Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 7 and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).

Comments due on July 28, 2021.

Draft_SalinityBarrier_EA_2021.pdf
Luke Davis 916-414-2429 N/A ldavis@usbr.gov
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