On-going California State Water Project Operations in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta for the Protection of Longfin Smelt

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Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
On-going California State Water Project Operations in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta for the Protection of Longfin Smelt
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use

Document Description
The proposed project, or action, is the Department of Water Resources' (DWR) on-going and long-term operation of the longfin smelt (Spirincus thaleichthys) in compliance with the California Endangered Species Act (CESA) as authorized by the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) through the issuance of a permit for take of longfin smelt under Section 2081 of CESA (California Fish and Game Code Section 2081). The action consists of operation of SWP facilities consistent with certain actions identified in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Delta Smelt Biological Opinion of the Operating Criteria and Plan for the Coordinated Operations of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project (USFWS 2008). The action includes operation of SWP facilities from December through June to protect adult longfin smelt migration and spawning and larvae and juvenile rearing.

Contact Information
Heidi Rooks
California Department of Water Resources
PO Box 942836
Wst Sacramento, CA 95691

Phone : (916) 376-9704


Sacramento Stockton
Contra Costa Sacramento San Joaquin Solano Yolo
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

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Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Boating and Waterways California Department of Parks and Recreation Caltrans, District 4 Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 2 Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 3 Department of Health Services Native American Heritage Commission Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Sacramento) Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 2 Resources Agency San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission State Lands Commission State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
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