We are pleased to announce that the Hallwood Side Channel and Floodplain Restoration Project has resumed! A Time Variance Request was approved by the Central Valley Flood Protection Board (CVFPB), which grants the project an opportunity to start early while flows are low enough to allow access.
Phase 1B began with the installation of the temporary bridge that provides access to the middle training wall tailings pile for heavy equipment crossing and a conveyer belt for sediment transport. The work planned for this phase includes removing approximately 900,000 cubic yards of goldrush-era hydraulic mining sediment from the middle training wall, building a network of perennial and seasonal habitat channels for rearing juvenile salmonids, and planting approximately 2,500 riparian trees.
Phase 1A was completed in November of 2019 and it is our goal to wrap up Phase 1B by November 2020.