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Project: Los Banos Wildlife Area, Island Wetland Enhancement

Description: A grant to the California Waterfowl Association to enhance 335 acres of wetlands and assocaited uplands by recontouring the habitat areas, removing debris, and improving water deilver infrastructure on the DFG's Los Banos Wildlife Area in Merced County.

Reference Number: 36402012028

Implemented By: California Waterfowl Association

Objective: The wetlands and riparian habitat on the project site is difficult to flood and drain, and the uplands cannot be properly irrigated. Two lift pumps that supply water to the site are beginning to fail. To rectify these issues, the two pumps will be rehabilitated and a solar array constructed to generate enough electricity to cover 99% of the power needs. The project will contribute directly to the Central Valley Joint Habitat Venture’s goal of enhancing seasonal wetlands, riparian habitat and associated uplands.

Type: Restoration

Total Cost: $846,043.07

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

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

Estimated Completion: 11/16/2016    Actual Completion: 11/16/2016

Associated Counties: Merced

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1E, Habitat Conservation Fund12/8/2016$846,043.07

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
RestorationEcosystem: Shallow Water/ Marsh/ Wetland Habitat335acres restored/assessed/managed


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