The discretionary approval by CDFW is the issuance of the ITP amendment identified above. The ongoing operations of the State Water Project in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun Marsh as approved by the lead agency is expected to result in incidental take and impacts to habitat of Longfin Smelt (Spirinchus thaleichthys), Delta Smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus), Winter-run Chinook Salmon ESU (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), and Spring-run Chinook Salmon ESU (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Longfin Smelt and Spring-run Chinook Salmon are designated as threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act. Delta Smelt and Winter-run Chinook Salmon are designated as endangered species under the California Endangered Species Act. This amendment to the ITP 1) changes Condition of Approval 7.7 to remove the requirement for biological monitors to be present during every Barker Slough Pumping Plant sediment and weed removal activity, and instead requires monitoring when Delta Smelt and Longfin Smelt are observed in the area, and 2) changes Condition of Approval 8.5.2 to replace observation of 11 juvenile Delta Smelt in salvage as an indicator of entrainment risk requiring certain operational responses, to an average turbidity measured across 12 monitoring stations in the south Delta requiring the operational response. The ITP referenced above as issued and amended by CDFW authorizes incidental take of Longfin Smelt, Delta Smelt, Winter-run Chinook Salmon, and Spring-run Chinook Salmon that may occur as a result of ongoing operations of the State Water Project facilities, as is more specifically described in the ITP.