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Project: Stanford-Vina Fish Passage Planning and Design Project

Description: The reaches of Deer Creek that flows through the Sierra Nevada foothills contain high-quality spawning and rearing habitat for Spring-run Chinok salmon. To migrate to and form thish upstream reach, adult and juvenile salmon must pass through the Stanford-Vina Ranch irrigation Company diversion dam. The existing fish ladders on the dam do not meet current CDFW or National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) standards. Funding for this Project will be used to improve and provide unimpeded passage and migration to cold water spawning habitat in the Deer Creek headwaters that meets CDFW and NMFS guildlines for spring-run Chinook Salmon and other aquatic species.

Reference Number: 3600BP1696032

Implemented By: Trout Unlimited

Objective: The Project objective is to improve passage at the Stanford-Vina Diversion Dam for adult and juvenile salmonids and other aquatic species by completing engineering designs and permitting requirements for a preferred alternative passage structure.

Type: Restoration

Total Cost: $584,269.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

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

Estimated Completion: 3/30/2024    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Multiple

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): No

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Watershed Restoration6/30/2017$584,269.00

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description


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