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News Releases

2017
  • 7/28/2017– San Joaquin River Flows Move to Restoration Flows
  • 7/03/2017– San Joaquin River Restoration Program Requests Comment on Draft Fisheries Framework to Guide Fish Restoration
  • 6/29/2017– Reclamation Releases Final Environmental Documents for San Joaquin River Restoration Program Seepage Management Actions
  • 5/11/2017– Final Environmental Document Allows Transfer of Recaptured San Joaquin River Restoration Program Flows to Pleasant Valley Water District in 2017
  • 4/18/2017– San Joaquin River Restoration Program Releases Draft Environmental Assessment for New Groundwater Banking Project
  • 3/10/2017– Reclamation Releases Final Environmental Document for Recapturing 2017 San Joaquin River Restoration Program Flows
2016
  • 12/22/16 – Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Assessment for San Joaquin River Restoration Program Seepage Management Actions
  • 12/6/16 – Reclamation Releases Final Environmental Documents for Transfer or Exchange of Recirculated Restoration Flows to Red Top
  • 11/4/16 – First major fish passage project for San Joaquin River Restoration Program moves forward
  • 10/31/16 – Record of Decision for San Joaquin River Restoration Program’s Mendota Pool Bypass and Reach 2B Improvements Project
  • 8/1/16– Reclamation Releases Final Environmental Documents on Recapturing San Joaquin River Restoration Program Flows for One Year
  • 7/8/16– Final Environmental Document Available for the Mendota Pool Bypass and Reach 2B Channel Improvements Project
  • 3/29/16– Environmental Documents Released on Project to Increase Salmon Facility Water Supply
  • 3/14/16-San Joaquin River Restoration Program to Release Spring-Run Chinook Salmon into the San Joaquin River
  • 2/5/16 – Reclamation Releases Final Environmental Documents, Provides $2 Million for San Joaquin River Restoration Program’s Sycamore Island Project
  • 2/5/16 – Reclamation Releases Final Environmental Documents for San Joaquin River Restoration Program’s Eastside Bypass Conveyance Project
  • 2/4/16 – Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Document for Transfer or Exchange of Recirculated Restoration Flows to Red Top
  • 1/29/16 – Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Document for Salmon Conservation and Research Facility Water Supply Infrastructure Project
2015
  • 10/9/15 – San Joaquin River Restoration Program Releases Draft Environmental Document on the Sycamore Island Pond Isolation Project
  • 10/9/15 – San Joaquin River Restoration Program Releases Draft Environmental Document on the Tulare Irrigation District Cordeniz Basin Project
  • 6/9/15 – San Joaquin River Restoration Program: Mendota Pool Bypass and Reach 2B Channel Improvements Project Environmental Documents Available, Public Meetings Set
  • 2/18/15 – San Joaquin River Restoration Program to Release Juvenile Spring-run Chinook Salmon into the San Joaquin River
  • 2/6/15 – Reclamation Releases Environmental Document for the 2015 San Joaquin River Juvenile Salmon Trap and Haul Study
2014
  • 10/1/14 – SJRRP to Design Seepage Projects with Contractor CDM Smith
  • 8/28/14 – SJRRP to Work with Central California Irrigation District on Seepage Projects
  • 4/17/14 – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Reclamation Release Spring-run Chinook Salmon into the San Joaquin River for Study
  • 3/25/14 – Final Environmental Assessment Available for 2014 Fresno Irrigation District Temporary Pumping Facility
  • 2/20/14 – Final Environmental Assessment Available for 2014 San Joaquin River Juvenile Salmon Trap and Transport Study
  • 2/3/14 – Draft Environmental Assessment Available for Trap and Transport of Juvenile Salmon in the San Joaquin River
  • 1/31/14 – San Joaquin River Restoration Program to Cease Flows One Month Early
2013
  • 9/30/13 – Reclamation Releases Environmental Documents for Operations and Maintenance Funding for the SJRRP’s Interim San Joaquin Salmon Conservation and Research Facility
  • 9/4/13 – Reclamation Signs Decision Document for the Arroyo Canal Fish Screen and Sack Dam Fish Passage Project
  • 7/1/13 – Reclamation Releases Environmental Documents for Operations and Maintenance Funding for the San Joaquin River Restoration Program’s Interim San Joaquin Salmon Conservation and Research Facility
  • 6/7/13 – Reclamation Selects Recipients for Groundwater Banking Funding Under the San Joaquin River Restoration Settlement Act
  • 5/17/13 – Reclamation Releases Final EA/IS for the Arroyo Canal Fish Screen and Sack dam Fish Passage Project
  • 4/2/13 – Final Environmental Documents Available for 1-year Water Transfer and Exchange from Madera Irrigation and Chowchilla Water Districts to Red Top
  • 4/1/13 – Reclamation Releases Final Environmental Documents for Recirculation of Recaptured San Joaquin River Restoration Program Flows
  • 3/22/13 – Draft Environmental Documents Available for 1-year Water Transfer and Exchange from Madera Irrigation and Chowchilla Water Districts to Red Top
  • 3/10/13 – Reclamation Provides Funding Opportunity for Groundwater Banking Under the SJRRP Settlement Act
  • 3/8/13 – Reclamation Extends Comment Period on Draft Environmental Documents for Recirculation of Recaptured SJRRP Flows
  • 3/4/13 – Reclamation Releases Environmental Documents for Recirculation of Recaptured SJRRP Flows
2012
  • 10/15/12 – Reclamation Releases Final Environmental Documents for SJRRP Invasive Plant Monitoring and Management
  • 10/4/12 – Reclamation and Dept. of Water Resources Issue Decision Documents fo the SJRRP; Agencies Select the Preferred Alternative
  • 7/31/12 – SJRRP Final Enviornmental Document Available
  • 6/19/12 – Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Documents for SJRRP Invasive Plant Monitoring and Management
  • 6/1/12 – Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Documents for Arroyo Canal Fish Screen and Sack Dam Fish Passage Project. Public Comments Due by 5 p.m. Monday, July 2
  • 4/3/12 – Reclamation Releases Final Environmental Documents for Recirculation of Recaptured Water Year 2012 SJRRP Interim Flows
  • 2/7/12 – Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Documents of Recirculation of Recaptured Water Year 2012 SJRRP Interim Flows
2011
  • 12/30/11 – Reclamation Releases Final Environmental Documents for the SJRRP Mendota Pool Gates Project
  • 9/30/11 – SJRRP Final Document Available for Water Year 2012 Interim Flows
  • 9/21/11 – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar Selects the SJRRP for Partners in Conservation Award
  • 7/8/11 – Public Comment Period Extended for SJRRP Supplemental Draft Water Year 2012 Interim Flows Environmental Document
  • 6/17/11 – Reclamation Releases Final EA/FONSI for Recirculation of Recaptured Water Year 2011 SJRRP Interim Flows
  • 6/14/11 – SJRRP Supplemental Draft Water Year 2012 Interim Flows Environmental Document Available for Public Comment. Comments due by 5 p.m. (PDT) Monday, July 11, 2011
  • 6/7/11 – Public Review Period Further Extended for San Joaquin River Restoration Draft Program EIS/R. Comments now due by 5 p.m. (PDT) Wednesday, September 21, 2011
  • 6/3/11 – Reclamation Releases Draft Feasibility Report and Environmental Documents on Restoring the Capacity of the Friant-Kern Canal
  • 5/24/11 – Public Review Period Extended for the San Joaquin River Restoration Program Environmental Document. Comment period closes July 21, 2011 (30-day extension)
  • 4/22/11 – SJRRP Environmental Document Available for Public Review and Comment; Public Meetings Scheduled. Comment period closes June 21, 2011
  • 4/6/11 – Reclamation Makes Available “Recovered Water Account” water to Friant Division Contractors
  • 4/1/11 – Alicia Forsythe Selected as the Program Manager for Reclamation’s San Joaquin River Restoration Program
  • 3/9/11 – Reclamation Releases Draft EA/FONSI for Recirculation of Recaptured Water Year 2011 San Joaquin River Restoration Program Interim Flows
  • 2/7/11 – Reclamation Releases Addendum and FONSI to Final EA for Recirculation of Recaptured WY 2010 SJRRP Interim Flows
2006-2010
  • 11/22/10 – Revised Reach 4B Project Proposal and Additional Public Scoping Meeting
  • 9/22/10 – Reclamation Increases Water Releases from Friant Dam for San Joaquin River Restoration Program’s Interim Flows
  • 6/28/10 – Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Document for Recirculation of Recaptured Water in Friant Division
  • 6/11/10 – San Joaquin River Restoration Program Draft Environmental Document Available for Public Comment
  • 10/30/09 – Reclamation Increases Water Releases from Friant Dam for San Joaquin River Restoration Program’s Interim Flows
  • 10/1/09 – Water Releases Begin October 1 for the San Joaquin River Restoration Program; Final Environmental Doc Available
  • 7/13/09 – Mendota Pool Bypass and Reach 2B Channel Improvements Project Public Scoping Meetings
  • 6/03/09 – Interim Flows Draft Environmental Assessment Available for Public Comment
  • 1/6/09 – Senator Feinstein Introduces Package of ‘First Day’ Bills
  • 10/31/08 – Draft EA/FONSI Available for the Installation and Rehabilitation of Stream Gages on the San Joaquin River
  • 09/12/06 – SJRS final News Release

Events, Photos and Other Media/Materials

Passive Induced Transponder Tag Study to understand how Chinook salmon move through the San Joaquin River

Trap and Transport and Streamside Spawning of Adult Fall-run Chinook Salmon Study Update and Additional Information – updated November 2012

Interim Flows

  • First Interim Flows from Friant Dam October 1, 2009, and Increase to Water Releases from Friant Dam – November 1, 2009
  • Interim Flows increase to 800 cfs from Friant Dam March 16, 2010
  • Restoration Flows start below Gravelly Ford, February 24, 2016

Other Outreach Materials including Annual Reports and Quarterly Program Updates

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