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The restoration of the San Joaquin River is one of the greatest challenges facing the San Joaquin Valley today. The benefits and opportunities provided by a restored river are limitless. The more we learn about the river, the better equipped we are to realize these benefits. Read on for a summarized background of the Settlement Agreement that enabled restoration and the programs that will make it happen.

San Joaquin River Restoration Program sticky icon

The San Joaquin River Restoration Program is a river restoration program developed for the 150-mile segment of California’s second largest river between Friant Dam and the confluence of the Merced River.   The implementing agencies include the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, the CA Department of Water Resources, and the CA Department of Fish and Game. 

Legislation to enact the San Joaquin River Settlement Agreement sticky icon

S. 4084--109th Congress (2006): San Joaquin River Restoration Settlement Act
(Status: Dead)
H.R. 6377--109th Congress (2006): San Joaquin River Restoration Settlement Act
(Status: Dead)
H.R. 24--110th Congress (2007): San Joaquin River Restoration Settlement Act
(Status: Introduced)
S. 27--110th Congress (2007): San Joaquin River Restoration Settlement Act
(Status: Introduced)
H.R. 4074--110th Congress (2007): San Joaquin River Restoration Settlement Act
(Status: Scheduled for Debate)
 

San Joaquin River Settlement Agreement

A court ordered settlement agreement that took effect in October 2006 ended a 20 year lawsuit requiring State and federal agencies to cooperate in returning water and a self-sustaining salmon population to the San Joaquin River. The following is a summary of the progress to date and links to information on the agreement.

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