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Salmonids in the Side Channels

Just a few months after Phase 1 of the Hallwood Floodplain and Side Channel Restoration Project was completed, juvenile Chinook salmon and O. mykiss (rainbow trout/steelhead) were documented utilizing the newly constructed side channels! Watch them in the videos below, captured by Cramer Fish Sciences biologist Philip Colombano. http://www.hallwoodproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/HW_Vid_2_CHN.mp4http://www.hallwoodproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/HW_Vid_8_OMY.mp4Schools of juvenile Chinook salmon (left) and [...]

By | July 6th, 2021|

Phase 2 Starts; River Closes

Construction activities for Phase 2 began in early April 2021. This year the team will enhance another 34 acres of floodplain and 1.6 miles of seasonal side channel to provide habitat for juvenile rearing Chinook salmon and steelhead. We will also plant about 38 acres of riparian vegetation both in the Phase 1 footprint completed [...]

By | April 15th, 2021|

Phase 1 – Complete!

The project team finished construction of Phase 1 in fall 2020. Approximately 1.2 million cubic yards of sediment was removed to expose historic floodplain habitat for Chinook salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon. Miles of seasonal and perennial side channel habitats were carefully engineered to provide additional rearing habitat for native fish. Since completion, Chinook salmon and [...]

By | April 15th, 2021|

Construction Resumes!

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 [...]

By | May 1st, 2020|

COVID-19 Update

Safety is our primary concern for all who work on this project and the greater community. In compliance with CDC guidelines, the Project Team including Teichert and all environmental consultant staff, will implement the following protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Frequent hand washing. At a minimum, before starting work and after touching one’s [...]

By | May 1st, 2020|

Fall 2019 Construction Photos

Progress as of late September 2019. Standing on the middle training wall looking west toward the Sutter Buttes. Front loaders are progressing through the area to remove gravel and cobble to increase lateral connectivity on the Lower Yuba River.  Front loader tramming gravel and cobble from the training wall to the rock feeder near temporary [...]

By | November 20th, 2019|

Construction Begins!

We are pleased to announce that the Hallwood Side Channel and Floodplain Restoration Project began Phase 1 implementation in August of 2019. Yuba Water Agency has joined the Project Team as Lead Agency in coordinating implementation per a Board Decision on July 2, 2019. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anadromous Fish Restoration Program, primary [...]

By | September 10th, 2019|

Happy New Year: Implementation is set for 2018

The Hallwood Project Team intends to begin implementation in Spring 2018. Several permit applications were completed and permits obtained in 2017 were: USFWS and NMFS issued Biological Opinions under Section 7 in February 2017. State Historic Preservation Office and USFWS executed a Memorandum of Agreement under the National Historic Preservation Act on 11/29/17. Yuba County [...]

By | January 9th, 2018|

Environmental Assessment/Initial Study Public Draft

Yuba County and USFWS (the CEQA and NEPA Leads, respectively) submitted the Public Draft EA/IS to the State Clearinghouse on Wednesday October 18th, beginning the 30 day public review period. Please submit any comments to Kevin Perkins at Yuba County (kperkins@co.yuba.ca.us) by Friday November 17th. The Public Draft EA/IS can be found here:  http://www.co.yuba.ca.us/Departments/Community%20Development/Planning/Default%20Pages/Hallwood%20Floodplain%20Restoration.aspx

By | October 20th, 2017|