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San Joaquin River Restoration Update
Current Events and News, September 12, 2012
San Joaquin River Restoration Program Interim Flows shut down for flood facility maintenance:
Releases from Friant Dam will be reduced from September 1 - 23 to allow for repairs to the Chowchilla Bifurcation Structure. During this period, no flows will reach the structure. The work is being conducted to replace vibrating gate seals which may have threatened its structural integrity if unattended. Total releases from Friant Dam will return to 350 cfs on September 24. The SJRRP's fall pulse will be delayed until after November 15. Exact dates of the pulse will be provided at a later date and will be consistent with fish monitoring schedules of the program.
News: September 4, 2012: San Joaquin restoration will create 11,000 jobs
The restoration of the San Joaquin River will create 11,000 Valley jobs -- mostly short-term jobs in construction, says a new study from the University of California at Merced.
Economist Shawn Kantor's analysis, released today by the Fresno Regional Foundation, also said there would be about 475 more permanent jobs related to recreation at the river.
The restoration began in 2009, and major construction on river projects is expected to begin in the next few years. For instance, bypass channels must be built around such obstacles as Mendota Dam.
Kantor said the restoration of a living river will help to attract new companies and economic expansion in the future. But he said a skilled labor force will be a more powerful influence.
Posted by Mark Grossi at 12:38 PM
San Joaquin River Restoration Program Final EIR Released
The San Joaquin River Restoration Program (SJRRP) is a comprehensive long-term effort to restore flows to the San Joaquin River from Friant Dam to the confluence of Merced River and restore a self-sustaining Chinook salmon fishery in the river while reducing or avoiding adverse water supply impacts from restoration flows.
The San Joaquin River Restoration Program released its final Environmental Impact Report discussing preferred alternatives for the program and program impacts on the natural and human environment. Click on the link below for more information.
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