Nigiri Project

Nigiri Project

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Project Goal:

Scientifically demonstrate that productivity created by shallow inundation of floodplains is foundational to supporting self-sustaining populations of fish and wildlife in the Central Valley.

8,000 acres South and 5,000 acres North of fish-bearing floodplain re-activated for a min. of 4 weeks in nearly all water years.

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Project Stages

Permitting Phase


Estimated Completion Date:
Nigiri South: 2024 Nigiri North: 2028


Project Funders

Water Foundation 

Cal Marsh and Farm Knaggs Ranch LLC

Battery Powered (Past)

Resources Legacy Fund (Past)

Fish Affected:

Project Description

Project Partners:

Cal Marsh and Farm
Knaggs Ranch LLC
UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences
Department of Water Resources
CA Department of Fish & Wildlife
Golden Gate Salmon Association
Pisces Foundation
California Water Foundation

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