Project Goal:

Reconnect fish with the food and provide them a safe haven.


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Ongoing

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Project Description

Today, 95% of the Central Valley’s historical floodplains are cut off from the river by levees, preventing Chinook salmon from accessing their primary food source. To address this problem of access, a diverse group of government agencies, conservation groups including California Trout, growers, and water suppliers established the Floodplain Forward Coalition. Our task is to reconnect the fish with the food and provide them a safe haven. By reactivating our floodplains and allowing bypasses to connect to the river more frequently and for longer durations, we can mimic historical flood patterns and restore the natural wetland productivity needed to recover imperiled fish and wildlife populations.

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