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Project: Willow Bend Floodplain Monitoring Project

Description: Funding for this project will be used to provide monitoring for a pilot project designed to enhance and restore floodplain rearing habitat for juvenile salmonids by reconnecting over 50 acres of floodplain within the Sacramento River. Corrective grading at the site and installation of a drain structure is intended to solve fish entrapment issues and provide volitional fish passage on and off the graded floodplain. This pilot project which will be used to inform future land management on properties where fish entrapment is an issue

Reference Number: 3600BQ2096012

Implemented By: River Partners

Objective: This project will, 1) Increase inundated floodplain habitat for outmigrating salmon and other wildlife, 2) Provide low cost and low maintenance project that could be used throughout the Central Valley to significantly increase the area of suitable floodplain habitat, 3) Reduce mortality of juvenile chinook salmon from stranding and associated predation, 4) Increase riparian habitat connectivity within the primary floodplain of the Sacramento River, and 5) Improve habitat value within the project area for riparian-dependent species and special status animals including juvenile Chinook salmon, valley elderberry longhorn beetle, and yellow-billed cuckoo.

Type: Monitoring

Total Cost: $338,282.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

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

Estimated Completion: 3/15/2024    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties:

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): No

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Water Quality, Ecosystem Restoration and Fish Protection Facilities - Delta2/26/2021$338,282.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
MonitoringAt-risk Species Monitoring/Assessment  
MonitoringWater Quality: Constituents -- Dissolved Organic Carbon  

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description


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