The Bellota Weir Modification Project (Project or proposed Project), a continuation of the Calaveras River Anadromous Fish Protection Project and requirement of the Calaveras River Habitat Conservation Plan (CHCP), is a proposal by the Stockton East Water District (SEWD) to design, permit and install a modern fish screen and related improvements at SEWD’s Bellota Intake Structure. Project components include construction of a new screened diversion intake and associated conveyance improvements, construction of “fishways” comprised of a roughened channel and fish ladder to improve upstream anadromous fish migration from Mormon Slough, and construction of a fish exclusion structure on the Old Calaveras River to prevent entrainment of juvenile salmonids. The Project has been developed collaboratively with other interested agencies, including, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to define a final course of action to eliminate known fish passage impediments while improving Bellota Intake Structure operational flexibility. The Project plans continue to be refined in consultation with resource agencies.
The Project site is located in San Joaquin County on the Calaveras River at the fork of Mormon Slough and the Old Calaveras River, approximately 17 miles downstream of the New Hogan Dam. The Project area is situated north of Escalon-Bellota Road between State Route 26 on the west and East Shelton Road on the southeast.
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State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Delta Protection Commission, Delta Stewardship Council, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
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California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
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