An implementation grant to California Trout (CalTrout) for a cooperative project with United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences to dedicate instream, through a California Water Code section 1707 transfer, 1.5 cubic feet per second (cfs) of cold water to the Little Shasta River through a combination of on-farm efficiency savings and voluntary flow contributions, located on privately-owned land six miles east of Montague in Siskiyou County.
Proposed on-farm efficiency and water management improvements include 1) construction of new stock watering facilities including piping, troughs, riparian fencing, and planting 2) replacement of the ranch’s failing main pipeline 3) and movement and modification of the Hart diversion structure. The project will also eliminate a temporal barrier to up to seven kilometers for juvenile and adult coho salmon habitat in the Little Shasta River by removing a concrete flash board dam and constructing approximately 105 feet of roughened channel with inset large boulders.
California Trout, Inc
To enhance stream flow
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):