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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|

Project Timeline Update

Due to topographic changes in the Project vicinity resulting from 2017 floods, the Project Team determined that fall 2017 implementation was not feasible with the amount of change that has occurred in the Project area. Two topographic changes are notable and merit consideration for utilizing in our final design: the upstream inlet to the overflow [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|

Permitting Update

We received an ESA Section 7 Biological Opinion from NMFS on February 10, 2017 for the Project's effects on the threatened California Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon ESU, the threatened California Central Valley steelhead DPS, and the North American green sturgeon Southern DPS. The Opinion concluded that the Project is not likely to jeopardize continued existence, [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|

The project gets some press!

In early September 2016, the Project Team hosted an informational project meeting for local residents and regional stakeholders at the Hallwood Women’s Club. About 50 people attended and provided valuable questions and feedback about the Project. On September 11, 2016, the Marysville Appeal-Democrat published a story about the public meeting and the project. Read it [...]

By | September 12th, 2016|

Pre-implementation monitoring update

Initial results from monitoring experiments completed by Cramer Fish Sciences fisheries biologists are available! Key findings include: Non-native predatory fish (largemouth bass and sunfish) have been observed within the large backwater pool at the lower end of the Project reach. Rearing habitat quality dramatically alters residence time and survival of juvenile Chinook salmon. Some predators [...]

By | August 10th, 2016|

An update on project permitting…

Formal consultation has been initiated with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The cultural resources assessment is complete and Section 106 consultation has been initiated. A number of other permitting efforts are underway. The Environmental Assessment/Initial Study (EA/IS) is being prepared in accordance with the [...]

By | August 10th, 2016|

Come learn about the project and meet the team!

The Project Team (cbec eco engineering, Cramer Fish Sciences, and the South Yuba River Citizens League) will host an informational public meeting for local residents and regional stakeholders. Date and Time: Thursday, September 8th from 6 to 7:30 pm Location: Hallwood Women’s Club 2629 Highway 20 Marysville, CA 95901 Objectives: Introduce the [...]

By | August 10th, 2016|