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Project: San Joaquin River - Invasive Species Management and Job Creation

Description: The Project will map, treat, and monitor the spread of invasive weeds throughout the San Joaquin River Corridor from Fraint Dam to the confluence of the Merced River to protect and restore riparian and floodplian habitat, provide job opportunities for multiple disadvantaged communities, support the recovery goals of the San Joanquin River Restoration Program (SJRRP), improve flood conveyance, and reduce consumptive water use of invasive plants. The Project is an extension of an existing permitted project (initiated in 2011) funded through the SJRRP as well as grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the California Consercation Corps. This Project is a model, shovelready, multibenefit project as envisioned by the voters of California because it integrates multiple objectives and leverages investments to benefit people and wildlife.

Reference Number: 3600BP1596014

Implemented By: River Partners

Objective: Project objectives are to map target invasive plants along the floodplains of the San Joaquin River between Fraint Dam and the Merced River Confluence including the Eastside Bypass and Mendota Pool and surrounding Wildlife Area and to manage a comprehensive database of weed mapping date that can be shared with land mangers and resource agencies for use in planning and prioritizing future investment.

Type: Restoration, Recreation/Access/Interpretation, Water Management, Technical Assistance, Research/Planning (including Science)

Total Cost: $1,049,225.82

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 6/30/2019    Actual Completion: 4/9/2020

Associated Counties: Multiple

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Watershed Restoration4/9/2020$1,049,225.82

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
RestorationEradication/Treatment of Invasive Species675acres assessed/treated
Recreation/Access/InterpretationNew/Improved Public Access (other than coastal)  
Water ManagementWater Use Efficiency - Conservation  
Technical AssistanceTraining and Outreach  
Research/Planning (including Science)Mapping: Habitat  

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description
Manage and Prepare for Dry PeriodsAction Description
Expand Water Storage Capacity and Improve Groundwater ManagementAction Description
Increase Flood ProtectionAction Description
Increase Operational and Regulatory EfficiencyAction Description


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