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Contact: Russ Weatherbee, 530-242-3442
The National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management have released the Lower Clear Creek Anadromous Fish Restoration and Management Project Environmental Assessment for a 30-day public comment period. This project addresses potential restoration activities on federal lands that may occur over approximately a 10-year period along lower Clear Creek between Whiskeytown Dam and the confluence with the Sacramento River. These restoration activities are planned to improve habitat for native fish including the federally listed Sacramento River spring-run Chinook salmon and steelhead trout.
Potential actions discussed in this environmental assessment include multiple gravel augmentation projects, the placement of in-stream habitat structures, the operation of a temporary picket weir, and a potential floodplain modification project between NEED Camp and Peltier Bridge Campground.
Completed restoration activities along lower Clear Creek during the past decade, including the removal of the McCormick-Saeltzer Dam, flow augmentations, channel and floodplain restoration, and numerous gravel augmentation projects, have resulted in significant increases of salmon and steelhead populations within this stream.
Copies of this environmental assessment are available at the Redding Library, at the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area visitor center, and at the Redding BLM field office. The document is also available at http://www.nps.gov/whis/parkmgmt/planning.htm.
You may e-mail us your comments or send them to Russ Weatherbee (NPS) or Gary Diridoni (BLM) at:
14412 Kennedy Memorial Drive
Whiskeytown, CA 96095
Bureau of Land Management
Redding Field Office
355 Hemsted Drive
Redding, CA 96002
For additional information, contact Russ Weatherbee (NPS) at 530-242-3442 or Gary Diridoni (BLM) at 530-224-2184.