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Phase 2 — Complete!

In November 2021, Phase 2 of the project was completed with approximately 800,000 cubic yards of rock having been removed from the Middle Training Wall. This phase restored an additional 34 acres of historic floodplain habitat and 1.6 miles of perennial side channels for the benefit of Chinook salmon, steelhead, lamprey, sturgeon, and a diversity [...]

By |2022-02-03T16:59:14-08:00February 4th, 2022|

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. https://www.hallwoodproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/HW_Vid_2_CHN.mp4https://www.hallwoodproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/HW_Vid_8_OMY.mp4Schools of juvenile Chinook salmon (left) and [...]

By |2021-07-06T16:46:57-07:00July 6th, 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 |2021-04-20T13:53:23-07:00April 15th, 2021|

Video: History of the Yuba River & Need for Restoration

https://vimeo.com/454102951 This video provides a bit of history of the project. Watch and learn how the hydraulic mining during the California Gold Rush played a part in the need for this project, and how the project team is turning that environmental legacy into a multi-benefit collaboration.

By |2021-04-20T16:37:01-07:00April 20th, 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 |2020-05-01T15:40:59-07:00May 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 |2020-05-01T15:34:20-07:00May 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 |2019-11-20T08:57:53-08:00November 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 |2019-11-20T08:54:29-08:00September 10th, 2019|
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