How will this facility be ensured to not kill Delta smelt, as has been reported to be happening at Clifton Court Forebay?June 15, 2020
Will there be real-time disclosure with water quality issues found during construction?June 15, 2020
It could be possible to provide some type of vegetation at portions of the intake locations following construction. Riparian habitat disturbed upstream and downstream of the intake during construction could be replaced in accordance with USACE and DWR criteria. Other areas on the intake site could also be considered for habitat plantings. Upland habitat could be considered between the intake structure and the highway at the same elevation as the top of the levee. Irrigation could be provided to help facilitate the diversity of plants. These concepts would be independent of the type of intake screens.