California’s Reservoir and Dam Storage Need Boost, Interior Says (1)

Feb. 6, 2019, 12:15 AMUpdated: Feb. 6, 2019, 1:30 AM

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation released a plan Feb. 5 to update federal water operations in California that calls for increasing water storage in reservoirs and dams and adding river-rejuvenating “pulse flows” under certain conditions.

The plan, known as a biological assessment, also calls for increasing the use of fish hatcheries during drought and releasing water selectively in places to target fish egg locations rather than flooding an entire area.

It covers eight rivers or reservoirs, including the Sacramento, Feather, and American rivers, and some actions are conditioned on water storage levels.

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