The Project will protect aquatic life in the Sacramento River. Natural populations of anadromous fish have declined over the years, leading to their listing under state and federal Endangered Species Acts. As a result, federal and state fish agencies have been working with water districts to upgrade existing unscreened intakes with fish screens. The existing RD 2035 intake is one of the largest unscreened diversions along the Sacramento river north of the Delta, and a new screened facility will provide vast improvement for Sacramento River fisheries.
Reclamation District 2035
Help meet the goals of California Water Code 79737 by improving Fish protection through replacing and screening an existing unscreened intake, as well as maintaining a velocity across the fish screen less than or equal to 0.33 ft/sec. Improving the salt and mineral content of the City of Davis and City of Woodland drinking water supply which will improve the water quality of the wastewater discharge. To Maximize efficient utilization and reliability of surface and groundwater supplies in coordination with local groundwater management plans. Supporting the long-term viability of maintaining and creating wetland habitat within the Yolo Bypass. As well as providing long term benefits to fish by the operation of the fish screen for at least 50 years.
Complete and Fully Paid
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):