San Joaquin River Restoration Stream Gage Installation and Operation/Maintenance

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
San Joaquin River Restoration Stream Gage Installation and Operation/Maintenance
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Document Description
The resulting settlement form the lawsuit Natural Resources Defense Council, et al., v. Kirk Rodgers, as Regional Director of the United States Bureau of Reclamation, et al. and Orange Cove Irrigation District, et al. requires that restoration flows be measured at six locations on the San Joaquin River from Friant Drive to the confluence of the Merced River Gages at Friant Dam and Gravelly Ford are in place and are not part of this permit process. This project will retrofit two existing gages and install three new stream gages along the San Joaquin River and the Eastside Bypass to ensure compliance of the Settlement. The stream gages will collect data for the restoration floes and water management as required by the Settlement. One stream gage will be retrofitted on the downstream side of the Chowchilla Bifurcation Structure (river mile 213.1), and another downstream from Sack Dam (river mi. 181.1). Two new stream gages will be installed within Reach 4B between Sand Slough and the Mariposa Bypass (approx. river mi. 168-148). The exact locations are to be determined pending landowner agreements. A new gage will also be installed on the San Joaquin River either on the left or right bank approx. one quarter mi. upstream of the confluence of the San Joaquin and Merced Rivers. The exact location will be selected based on availability of site access and other logistical considerations.

Contact Information

Kevin Faulkenberry
Agency Name
California Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Fresno, Madera, Merced
State Highways
San Joaquin River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
Development Types
Other (Scientific Information - Data Collection)
Project Issues
Biological Resources
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, Department of Water Resources
Reviewing Agency Comments
Department of Water Resources

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