Phase 1 and majority of Phase 2 Bobcat Flat restoration has already been funded and completed by USFWS's Anadromous Fish Restoration Program, California Department of Water Resources, the City County of San Francisco, and the Tuolumne River Conservancy. This project which is the final part of Phase 2 is needed to restore the Duck Slough side channel to create an off-channel rearing habitat for salmonid and increase rearing habitat quantity and quality for Chinook salmon and steelhead.
Tuolumne River Conservancy
Objectives are to rebuild a natural channel morphology in the Duck Slough side channel scaled to the current flow regime that will redistribute steep elevation drops to create a more natural pool-riffle morphology. This will provide winter rearing habitat for fry and juvenile salmonids, and eleminate salmonid stranding and predation problems associated with backwaters and sloughs and in floodplain "traps" accessed during moderate flows.
Complete and Fully Paid
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):