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Statement from Battle Creek Watershed Conservancy Board

The Restoration Project spans Tehama and Shasta Counties and would reestablish approximately 42 miles of prime salmon and steelhead habitat on Battle Creek, plus an additional 6 miles on its tributaries. The project proposes to facilitate the safe passage for, and the growth and recovery of, naturally-produced anadromous fish populations, including three federally-listed runs: the Central Valley spring-run chinook salmon, the Central Valley steelhead trout, and the Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon.

Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Fact Sheet


RESTORATION DOCUMENTS
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January 2012 Restoration Project Status and Funding Breakdown


March, 2013 Restoration Project Status

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Phase 1A - The majority of fish screen and ladder construction has been completed at the Eagle Canyon and North Battle Creek Feeder (NBCF) diversion dams; hydraulic evaluations and physical modeling of the new facilities are currently occurring.  Modifications to the fish facilities are required to improve the diversion, screening, and passage of the new facilities; and engineering designs are being developed this year, follow by construction planned for 2014 and 2015.

For the Wildcat site, the work associated with the diversion dam and pipeline removal was completed in 2010.  Additional work was completed in October 2011 along the Wildcat Canal Access Road to correct drainage problems and install permanent erosion control measures.

For the Asbury/Baldwin Creek site, a contract was awarded to Contractor Services Group, Inc on January 8 and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has amended Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E’s) hydroelectric license to implement the work. The contractor has completed non-ground disturbing vegetation clearing and in-stream work is planned to begin in this summer.  Construction of the new fish barrier, access road and canal culvert crossing, and flow measurement weir are anticipated to be complete in December 2013. 

Phase 1B - A contract was awarded in June 2010 and in two summer seasons the contractor has completed construction of the Inskip Powerhouse penstock bypass system and a tailrace connector on the South Fork Battle Creek near Coleman Diversion Dam.  The penstock bypass system is consisted of 5,685 feet length of buried reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) and open chute and their associated appurtenance structures including a wasteway overflow, an upper jump basin, a lower jump basin, and an outlet structure; the tailrace connector is consisted of 654 feet length of 84-inch diameter RCP with a new inlet structure at the powerhouse and a gated outlet transition.  The project is 99% completed with a few contractor punch-list items to be carried out in March 2013.  In early December a significant storm event occurred causing damages to the newly constructed access roads, drainage system and erosion at the outlet structures.  Additional work is currently under review to address these issues.

Phase 2 - Reclamation received $6.7 million in OCAP BO, RPA Action 1.2.6 State Funds via an agreement between DWR and Reclamation.  An amendment to the DFG-Reclamation Phase 1A funding agreement and a Phase 2 DFG-Reclamation funding agreement are nearly complete so that excess Phase 1A funds can be used for Phase 2.  Construction will occur on South Fork Battle Creek and its tributaries, and is currently planned to occur under two construction contracts; one construction contract would involve the installation of a fish screen and ladder at Inskip diversion dam, installation of a tailrace tunnel connector from South Powerhouse to Inskip Canal, and removal of Lower Ripley Creek Feeder and Coleman diversion dams, and another construction contract would involve the removal of Soap Creek Feeder diversion and the removal of South diversion dam and appurtenant conveyance system, including the removal of South Canal.  Phase 2 design works will be occurring in 2013 and construction is anticipated to occur between 2014 and 2015.

Coleman National Fish Hatchery Adaptive Management Plan – A contract was awarded in March 2012 to Cramer Fish Sciences (CFS) for facilitation and development of a CNFH AMP.  Adaptive management is needed for CNFH in order to address “scientific uncertainties” that underline aspects of Battle Creek fisheries management, including the interactions between the Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project and CNFH.  The CFS team continues to work with the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to develop several AMP components including: 1) a draft AMP outline, 2) a comparison of purposes, goals, and objectives for the Battle Creek Restoration project, the CNFH, and the CNFH AMP, 3) an adaptive management framework and process, 4) a detailed description of the issue statements, 5) conceptual models to analyze the issues, 6) a proposed governance structure and funding sources, and 7) defining the diagnostic studies and action alternatives.  A public scoping meeting was held in the Red Bluff Community Center in May 2012 to solicit public input on issues and potential remedies to be addressed in the AMP; and additional public outreach to the Tehama Board of Supervisors occurred in July 2012.  A first draft of the AMP document will be completed this winter and will be provided to an independent science panel for peer review in spring 2013.  A revised draft AMP will be available for public review in fall 2013 and the final CNFH AMP is anticipated to be completed in mid-2014.

Prior Status Updates


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Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project March, 2013 Construction Photos
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Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project February, 2013 Construction Photos
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Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project January, 2013 Construction Photos
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Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project December, 2012 Construction Photos
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Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project November, 2012 Construction Photos
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Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project October, 2012 Construction Photos
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Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project September, 2012 Construction Photos

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Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project August, 2012 Construction Photos
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Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project July, 2012 Construction Photos
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Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project June, 2012 Construction Photos
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Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project May, 2012 Construction Photos
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Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project April, 2012 Construction Photos
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Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project March, 2012 Construction Photos
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Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project February, 2012 Construction Photos
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Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project January, 2012 Construction Photos
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Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project December, 2011 Construction Photos
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Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project November, 2011 Construction Photos
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Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project October, 2011 Construction Photos
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Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project September, 2011 Construction Photos
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Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project August, 2011 Construction Photos
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Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project July, 2011 Construction Photos
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Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project June, 2011 Construction Photos
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Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project May, 2011 Construction Photos
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Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project April, 2011 Construction Photos
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Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project March, 2011 Construction Photos
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Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project February, 2011 Construction Photos
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Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project January, 2011 Construction Photos
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Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project 2010 Construction Photos
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February, 2013 Restoration Project Status
Provided by USBR

Phase 1A - The majority of fish screen and ladder construction has been completed at the Eagle Canyon and North Battle Creek Feeder (NBCF) diversion dams; hydraulic evaluations and physical modeling of the new facilities are currently occurring.  Modifications to the fish facilities are required to improve the diversion, screening, and passage of the new facilities; and engineering designs are being developed this year, follow by construction planned for 2014.

For the Wildcat site, the work associated with the diversion dam and pipeline removal was completed in 2010.  Additional work was completed in October 2011 along the Wildcat Canal Access Road to correct drainage problems and install permanent erosion control measures.

For the Asbury/Baldwin Creek site, a contract was awarded to Contractor Services Group, Inc on January 8 and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has amended Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E’s) hydroelectric license to implement the work. The contractor has completed non-ground disturbing vegetation clearing and in-stream work is planned to begin in this summer.  Construction of the new fish barrier, access road and canal culvert crossing, and flow measurement weir are anticipated to be complete in December 2013. 

Phase 1B - A contract was awarded in June 2010 and in two summer seasons the contractor has completed construction of the Inskip Powerhouse penstock bypass system and a tailrace connector on the South Fork Battle Creek near Coleman Diversion Dam.  The penstock bypass system is consisted of 5,685 feet length of buried reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) and open chute and their associated appurtenance structures including a wasteway overflow, an upper jump basin, a lower jump basin, and an outlet structure; the tailrace connector is consisted of 654 feet length of 84-inch diameter RCP with a new inlet structure at the powerhouse and a gated outlet transition.  The project is 99% completed with a few contractor punch-list items to be carried out in February and March 2013.  In early December a significant storm event occurred causing damages to the newly constructed access roads, drainage system and erosion at the outlet structures.  Additional work is currently under review to address these issues.

Phase 2 - Reclamation received $6.7 million in OCAP BO, RPA Action 1.2.6 State Funds via an agreement between DWR and Reclamation.  An amendment to the DFG-Reclamation Phase 1A funding agreement and a Phase 2 DFG-Reclamation funding agreement are nearly complete so that excess Phase 1A funds can be used for Phase 2.  Construction will occur on South Fork Battle Creek and its tributaries, and is currently planned to occur under two construction contracts; one construction contract would involve the installation of a fish screen and ladder at Inskip diversion dam, installation of a tailrace tunnel connector from South Powerhouse to Inskip Canal, and removal of Lower Ripley Creek Feeder and Coleman diversion dams, and another construction contract would involve the removal of Soap Creek Feeder diversion and the removal of South diversion dam and appurtenant conveyance system, including the removal of South Canal.  Phase 2 design works will be occurring in 2013 and construction is anticipated to occur between 2014 and 2015.

Coleman National Fish Hatchery Adaptive Management Plan – A contract was awarded in March 2012 to Cramer Fish Sciences (CFS) for facilitation and development of a CNFH AMP.  Adaptive management is needed for CNFH in order to address “scientific uncertainties” that underline aspects of Battle Creek fisheries management, including the interactions between the Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project and CNFH.  The CFS team continues to work with the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to develop several AMP components including: 1) a draft AMP outline, 2) a comparison of purposes, goals, and objectives for the Battle Creek Restoration project, the CNFH, and the CNFH AMP, 3) an adaptive management framework and process, 4) a detailed description of the issue statements, 5) conceptual models to analyze the issues, 6) a proposed governance structure and funding sources, and 7) defining the diagnostic studies and action alternatives.  A public scoping meeting was held in the Red Bluff Community Center in May 2012 to solicit public input on issues and potential remedies to be addressed in the AMP; and additional public outreach to the Tehama Board of Supervisors occurred in July 2012.  A first draft of the AMP document will be completed this winter and will be provided to an independent science panel for peer review in spring 2013.  A revised draft AMP will be available for public review in fall 2013 and the final CNFH AMP is anticipated for completion in mid-2014.


December, 2012 Restoration Project Status
Provided by USBR

Phase 1A - The majority of fish screen and ladder construction has been completed at the Eagle Canyon and North Battle Creek Feeder (NBCF) diversion dams; hydraulic evaluations and physical modeling of the new facilities are occurring in 2012 and early 2013, and further construction work is planned to occur in 2013 and 2014.

For the Wildcat site, the work associated with the diversion dam and pipeline removal was completed in 2010. Additional work was completed in October 2011 along the Wildcat Canal Access Road to correct drainage problems and install permanent erosion control measures.

For the Asbury/Baldwin Creek site, design specifications have been completed and currently going through procurement process; a contract is planned to be awarded in the next few weeks and construction is planned to be completed in 2013.

Phase 1B - A contract was awarded in June 2010 and in two summer seasons the contractor has completed construction of the Inskip Powerhouse penstock bypass system and a tailrace connector on the South Fork Battle Creek near Coleman Diversion Dam. The penstock bypass system is consisted of 5,685 feet length of buried reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) and open chute and their associated appurtenance structures including a wasteway overflow, an upper jump basin, a lower jump basin, and an outlet structure; the tailrace connector is consisted of 654 feet length of 84-inch diameter RCP with a new inlet structure at the powerhouse and a gated outlet transition. The project is 99% completed with a few contractor punch-list items to be carried out in January/February 2013. In early December a significant storm event occurred causing damages to the newly constructed access roads, drainage system and erosion at the outlet structures. Additional work is currently under review to address these issues.

Phase 2 - Reclamation received $6.7 million in OCAP BO, RPA Action 1.2.6 State Funds via an agreement between DWR and Reclamation. An amendment to the DFG-Reclamation Phase 1A funding agreement and a Phase 2 DFG-Reclamation funding agreement are nearly complete so that excess Phase 1A funds can be used for Phase 2. Construction will occur on South Fork Battle Creek and its tributaries, and is currently planned to occur under two construction contracts; one construction contract would involve the installation of a fish screen and ladder at Inskip diversion dam, installation of a tailrace tunnel connector from South Powerhouse to Inskip Canal, and removal of Lower Ripley Creek Feeder and Coleman diversion dams, and another construction contract would involve the removal of Soap Creek Feeder diversion and the removal of South diversion dam and appurtenant conveyance system, including the removal of South Canal. Phase 2 design works will be occurring in 2013 and construction is anticipated to occur between 2014 and 2015.

Coleman National Fish Hatchery Adaptive Management Plan – A contract was awarded in March 2012 to Cramer Fish Sciences (CFS) for facilitation and development of a CNFH AMP. Adaptive management is needed for CNFH in order to address “scientific uncertainties” that underline aspects of Battle Creek fisheries management, including the interactions between the Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project and CNFH. The CFS team continues to work with the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to develop several AMP components including: 1) a draft AMP outline, 2) a comparison of purposes, goals, and objectives for the Battle Creek Restoration project, the CNFH, and the CNFH AMP, 3) a detailed description of the issue statements, 4) conceptual models to analyze the issues, 5) a proposed governance structure, 6) funding sources, and 7) defining the diagnostic studies. A public scoping meeting was held in the Red Bluff Community Center in May 2012 to solicit public input on issues and potential remedies to be addressed in the AMP; and additional public outreach to the Tehama Board of Supervisors occurred in July 2012. A first draft of the AMP document will be completed this winter and will be provide to an independent science panel for peer review in spring 2013. A revised draft AMP will be available for public review in fall 2013 and the final CNFH AMP is anticipated to be completed in mid-2014.


November, 2012 Restoration Project Status
Provided by USBR

Phase 1A - The majority of fish screen and ladder construction has been completed at the Eagle Canyon and North Battle Creek Feeder (NBCF) diversion dams; hydraulic evaluations and physical modeling of the new facilities are occurring in 2012 and early 2013, and further construction work is planned to occur in 2013 and 2014.
For the Wildcat site, the work associated with the diversion dam and pipeline removal was completed in 2010. Additional work was completed in October 2011 along the Wildcat Canal Access Road to correct drainage problems and install permanent erosion control measures.
For the Asbury/Baldwin Creek site, design specifications have been completed and a contract is planned to be awarded in December 2012 and construction is planned to be completed in 2013.

Phase 1B - A contract was awarded in June 2010 for construction of the Inskip Powerhouse penstock bypass and tailrace connector on South Fork Battle Creek near Coleman Diversion Dam. As of November 2012, the Contractor has completed all concrete works including construction of 5,600 feet length of penstock bypass reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) and chute system, the 84-inch RCP tailrace connector, and their associated inlet and outlet structures. The Contractor has also completed constructing the new access roads, repaired and replaced the paved access road to Inskip Powerhouse, installed rock-lined ditches and culverts for permanent drainage, and hydro-seeded the entire project site. Overall, the project is approximately 99% completed and the contractor has begun to demobilize; construction is planned to be completed in December 2012.

Phase 2 - Reclamation received $6.7 million in OCAP BO, RPA Action 1.2.6 State Funds via an agreement between DWR and Reclamation. An amendment to the DFG-Reclamation Phase 1A funding agreement and a Phase 2 DFG-Reclamation funding agreement are nearly complete so that excess Phase 1A funds can be used for Phase 2. Construction will occur on South Fork Battle Creek and its tributaries, and is currently planned to occur under two construction contracts; one construction contract would involve the installation of a fish screen and ladder at Inskip diversion dam, installation of a tailrace tunnel connector from South Powerhouse to Inskip Canal, and removal of Lower Ripley Creek Feeder and Coleman diversion dams, and another construction contract would involve the removal of Soap Creek Feeder diversion and the removal of South diversion dam and appurtenant conveyance system, including the removal of South Canal. Phase 2 design works will be occurring in 2013 and construction is anticipated to occur between 2014 and 2015.

Coleman National Fish Hatchery Adaptive Management Plan – A contract was awarded in March 2012 to Cramer Fish Sciences (CFS) for facilitation and development of a CNFH AMP. Adaptive management is needed for CNFH in order to address “scientific uncertainties” that underline aspects of Battle Creek fisheries management, including the interactions between the Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project and CNFH. The CFS team continues to work with the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to develop several AMP components including: 1) a draft AMP outline, 2) a comparison of purposes, goals, and objectives for the Battle Creek Restoration project, the CNFH, and the CNFH AMP, 3) a detailed description of the issue statements, 4) conceptual models to analyze the issues, 5) a proposed governance structure, 6) funding sources, and 7) defining the diagnostic studies. A public scoping meeting was held in the Red Bluff Community Center in May 2012 to solicit public input on issues and potential remedies to be addressed in the AMP; and additional public outreach to the Tehama Board of Supervisors occurred in July 2012. A first draft of the AMP document will be completed this winter and will be provide to an independent science panel for peer review in spring 2013. A revised draft AMP will be available for public review in fall 2013 and the final CNFH AMP is anticipated to be completed in mid-2014.


August, 2012 Restoration Project Status
Provided by USBR

Phase 1A - The majority of fish screen and ladder construction has been completed at the Eagle Canyon and North Battle Creek Feeder (NBCF) diversion dams; hydraulic evaluations and physical modeling of the new facilities are occurring in 2012, and further construction work is planned to occur in 2013 and 2014.

For the Wildcat site, the work associated with the diversion dam and pipeline removal was completed in 2010. Additional work was completed in October 2011 along the Wildcat Canal Access Road to correct drainage problems and install permanent erosion control measures.

For the Asbury/Baldwin Creek site, design specifications are under development and a contract is planned to be awarded in October 2012 and construction is planned to be completed in 2013.

Phase 1B - A contract was awarded in June 2010 for construction of the Inskip Powerhouse penstock bypass and tailrace connector on South Fork Battle Creek near Coleman Diversion Dam. As of August 2012, the Contractor has placed approximately 98 percent of the total concrete for the project. The entire 5,600 feet length of penstock bypass reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) and chute system is completed, including construction of the lower and upper jump basins and installation of chain link fencing, air-vents, and manhole accesses. PG&E is taking canal outages at Eagle Canyon and Inskip Canal for the reshaping and shotcrete placement near the new penstock bypass wasteway; Coleman Canal outage is also occurring for a channel excavation that connects the baffled outlet with the canal and for placement of a pre-cast concrete block wall. The Contractor continues to install the 84-inch RCP tailrace connector and construct the inlet structure near Inskip Powerhouse. Overall, the project is approximately 90% completed; construction is planned to be completed in December 2012.

Phase 2 - Funding agreements (to receive State funding for Phase 2) are underway and are planned to be completed in fall 2012. Construction will occur on South Fork Battle Creek and its tributaries, and is currently planned to occur under two construction contracts; one construction contract would involve the installation of a fish screen and ladder at Inskip diversion dam, installation of a tailrace tunnel connector from South Powerhouse to Inskip Canal, and removal of Lower Ripley Creek Feeder and Coleman diversion dams, and another construction contract would involve the removal of Soap Creek Feeder diversion and the removal of South diversion dam and appurtenant conveyance system, including the removal of South Canal. Phase 2 construction is anticipated to occur between 2013 and 2015.

Coleman National Fish Hatchery Adaptive Management Plan – A contract was awarded in March 2012 to Cramer Fish Sciences (CFS) for facilitation and development of a CNFH AMP. Adaptive management is needed for CNFH in order to address “scientific uncertainties” that underline aspects of Battle Creek fisheries management, including the interactions between the Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project and CNFH. The CFS team continues to work with the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to develop several AMP components including: 1) a draft AMP outline, 2) a comparison of purposes, goals, and objectives for the Battle Creek Restoration project, the CNFH, and the CNFH AMP, 3) a detailed description of the issue statements, and 4) conceptual models to analyze the issues. A public scoping meeting was held in the Red Bluff Community Center on May 24th to solicit public input on issues and potential remedies to be addressed in the AMP; and additional public outreach to the Tehama Board of Supervisors occurred in July 24th. The draft CNFH AMP is anticipated to be completed in summer 2013 and the final CNFH AMP is anticipated to be completed in fall 2013.

July, 2012 Restoration Project Status
Provided by USBR

Phase 1A - The majority of fish screen and ladder construction has been completed at the Eagle Canyon and North Battle Creek Feeder (NBCF) diversion dams; hydraulic evaluations and physical modeling of the new facilities are occurring in 2012, and further construction work is planned to occur in 2013 and 2014.
For the Wildcat site, the work associated with the diversion dam and pipeline removal was completed in 2011. Additional work was completed in October 2011 along the Wildcat Canal Access Road to correct drainage problems and install permanent erosion control measures.
For the Asbury/Baldwin Creek site, design specifications are under development and a contract is planned to be awarded in September 2012 and construction is planned to be completed in 2013.

Phase 1B - A contract was awarded in June 2010 for construction of the Inskip Powerhouse penstock bypass and tailrace connector on South Fork Battle Creek near Coleman Diversion Dam. As of July 2012, the Contractor has placed approximately 95 percent of the total concrete for the project. The entire 5,600 feet length of penstock bypass reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) and chute system is completed, except for the installation of the flexible joint that connects the pipeline with the new wasteway inlet structure. The Contractor continues to excavate and install the 84-inch RCP tailrace connector. Overall, the project is approximately 85% completed; construction is planned to be completed in December 2012.

Phase 2 - Funding agreements (to receive State funding for Phase 2) are underway and are planned to be completed in mid-2012. Construction will occur on South Fork Battle Creek and its tributaries, and is currently planned to occur under two construction contracts; one construction contract would involve the installation of a fish screen and ladder at Inskip diversion dam, installation of a tailrace tunnel connector from South Powerhouse to Inskip Canal, and removal of Lower Ripley Creek Feeder and Coleman diversion dams, and another construction contract would involve the removal of Soap Creek Feeder diversion and the removal of South diversion dam and appurtenant conveyance system, including the removal of South Canal. Phase 2 construction is anticipated to occur between 2013 and 2015.

Coleman National Fish Hatchery Adaptive Management Plan – A contract was awarded in March 2012 to Cramer Fish Sciences (CFS) for facilitation and development of a CNFH AMP. Adaptive management is needed for CNFH in order to address “scientific uncertainties” that underline aspects of Battle Creek fisheries management, including the interactions between the Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project and CNFH. The CFS team continues to work with the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to develop several AMP components including: 1) a draft AMP outline, 2) a comparison of purposes, goals, and objectives for the Battle Creek Restoration project, the CNFH, and the CNFH AMP, 3) a detailed description of the issue statements, and 4) conceptual models to analyze the issues. A public scoping meeting was held in the Red Bluff Community Center on May 24th to solicit public input on issues and potential remedies to be addressed in the AMP. The draft CNFH AMP is anticipated to be completed in summer 2013 and the final CNFH AMP is anticipated to be completed in fall 2013.


May, 2012 Restoration Project Status
Provided by USBR

Phase 1A - The majority of fish screen and ladder construction has been completed at the Eagle Canyon and North Battle Creek Feeder (NBCF) diversion dams; hydraulic evaluations to test the new facilities are occurring in 2012, and further construction work is planned to occur in 2013 and 2014.
For the Wildcat site, the work associated with the diversion dam and pipeline removal was completed in 2011. Additional work was completed in October 2011 along the Wildcat Canal Access Road to correct drainage problems and install permanent erosion control measures.
For the Asbury/Baldwin Creek site, design specifications are under development and a contract is planned to be awarded in September 2012 and construction is planned to be completed in 2013.

Phase 1B - A contract was awarded in June 2010 for construction of the Inskip Powerhouse penstock bypass and tailrace connector on South Fork Battle Creek near Coleman Diversion Dam. As of May 2012, the Contractor has placed approximately 90 percent of the total concrete for the project and completed excavation and placement of the 66-inch penstock bypass pipe (3,686 linear feet). They also completed construction of the temporary bypass diversion for the Mouth Lassen Trout Farm water pipe and installed two 36-inch corrugate metal pipes for penstock bypass pipe access road cross drainage. They continue placement for the penstock bypass chute walls, slabs, and wing walls. In its’ entirely, the penstock bypass pipe and chute is about 5,600 feet in length. Construction is planned to be completed in December 2012.

Phase 2 - Funding agreements (to receive State funding for Phase 2) are underway and are planned to be completed in mid-2012. Construction will occur on South Fork Battle Creek and its tributaries, and is currently planned to occur under two construction contracts; one construction contract would involve the installation of a fish screen and ladder at Inskip diversion dam, installation of a tailrace tunnel connector from South Powerhouse to Inskip Canal, and removal of Lower Ripley Creek Feeder and Coleman diversion dams, and another construction contract would involve the removal of Soap Creek Feeder diversion and the removal of South diversion dam and appurtenant conveyance system, including the removal of South Canal. Phase 2 construction is anticipated to occur between 2013 and 2015.

Coleman National Fish Hatchery Adaptive Management Plan – A contract was awarded in March 2012 to Cramer Fish Sciences (CFS) for facilitation and development of a CNFH AMP. Adaptive management is needed for CNFH in order to address “scientific uncertainties” that underline aspects of Battle Creek fisheries management, including the interactions between the Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project and CNFH. The CFS team has been working with the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to develop several AMP components including: 1) a draft AMP outline, 2) a comparison of purposes, goals, and objectives for the Battle Creek Restoration project, the CNFH, and the CNFH AMP, and 3) a detailed description of the issue statements. A public scoping meeting was held in the Red Bluff Community Center on May 24th to solicit public input on issues and potential remedies to be addressed in the AMP. The draft CNFH AMP is anticipated to be completed in spring/summer 2013 and the final CNFH AMP is anticipated to be completed in fall 2013.


April, 2012 Restoration Project Status
Provided by USBR

Phase 1A - The majority of fish screen and ladder construction has been completed at the Eagle Canyon and North Battle Creek Feeder (NBCF) diversion dams; hydraulic evaluations to test the new facilities are occurring in 2012 and further construction work is planned to occur in late 2012 and 2013.
For the Wildcat site, the work associated with the diversion dam and pipeline removal was completed in 2011. Additional work was completed in October 2011 along the Wildcat Canal Access Road to correct drainage problems and install permanent erosion control measures.
For the Asbury/Baldwin Creek site, design specifications are under development and a contract is planned to be awarded in September 2012 and construction is planned to be completed in 2013.

Phase 1B - A contract was awarded in June 2010 for construction of the Inskip Powerhouse penstock bypass and tailrace connector on South Fork Battle Creek near Coleman Diversion Dam. As of April 2012, the Contractor has placed approximately 77 percent of the total concrete for the project and completed about 3,000 linear feet of the 66-inch penstock bypass pipe. They are progressing on placement of the penstock bypass chutes, access manholes for the penstock bypass pipeline, and the Mount Lassen Trout Farm water pipeline bypass. Construction is planned to be completed in December 2012.

Phase 2 - Funding agreements (to receive State funding) are underway and are planned to be completed in mid-2012. Construction will occur on South Fork Battle Creek and its tributaries, and is currently planned to occur under two construction contracts; one construction contract would involve the installation of a fish screen and ladder at Inskip diversion dam, installation of a tailrace tunnel connector from South Powerhouse to Inskip Canal, and removal of Lower Ripley Creek Feeder and Coleman diversion dams, and another construction contract would involve the removal of Soap Creek Feeder diversion and the removal of South diversion dam and appurtenant conveyance system, including the removal of South Canal. Phase 2 construction is anticipated to occur between 2013 and 2015.

Coleman National Fish Hatchery Adaptive Management Plan – A contract was awarded in March 2012 to Cramer Fish Sciences for facilitation and development of a CNFH-AMP. Adaptive management is needed for CNFH in order to address “scientific uncertainties” that underline aspects of Battle Creek fisheries management, including the interactions between the Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project and CNFH. An upcoming public scoping meeting will be held in the Red Bluff to solicit public input on issues and potential remedies to be addressed in the AMP.


March, 2012 Restoration Project Status
Provided by USBR

Phase 1A - The majority of fish screen and ladder construction has been completed at the Eagle Canyon and North Battle Creek Feeder (NBCF) diversion dams; hydraulic evaluations to test the new facilities are occurring in 2012 and further construction work is planned to occur in late 2012 and 2013.

For the Wildcat site, the work associated with the diversion dam and pipeline removal was completed in 2011. Additional work was completed in October 2011 along the Wildcat Canal Access Road to correct drainage problems and install permanent erosion control measures.

For the Asbury/Baldwin Creek site, design specifications are under development and a contract is planned to be awarded in September 2012 and construction is planned to be completed in 2013.

Phase 1B - A contract was awarded in June 2010 for construction of the Inskip Powerhouse penstock bypass and tailrace connector on South Fork Battle Creek near Coleman Diversion Dam. As of March 2012, the Contractor has placed approximately 74 percent of the total concrete for the project and completed about 2,700 linear feet of the 66-inch penstock bypass pipe. They are progressing on placement of the over overflow wasteway structure, penstock bypass chutes, and upper jump basin. Construction is planned to be completed in December 2012.

Phase 2 - Funding agreements (to receive State funding) are underway and are planned to be completed in mid-2012. Construction will occur on South Fork Battle Creek and its tributaries, and is currently planned to occur under two construction contracts; one construction contract would involve the installation of a fish screen and ladder at Inskip diversion dam, installation of a tailrace tunnel connector from South Powerhouse to Inskip Canal, and removal of Lower Ripley Creek Feeder and Coleman diversion dams, and another construction contract would involve the removal of Soap Creek Feeder diversion and the removal of South diversion dam and appurtenant conveyance system, including the removal of South Canal. Phase 2 construction is anticipated to occur between 2013 and 2015.


February, 2012 Restoration Project Status
Provided by USBR

Phase 1A - The majority of fish screen and ladder construction has been completed at the Eagle Canyon and North Battle Creek Feeder (NBCF) dams. Hydraulic evaluations will be conducted in 2012 and miscellaneous construction work is planned to occur at these project sites in late 2012 and 2013.
For the Wildcat site, the works associated with the diversion dam and pipeline removal were completed in 2011. Additional work was completed in October 2011 along the Wildcat Canal Access Road to correct drainage problems and install permanent erosion control measures.
For the Asbury/Baldwin Creek site, design specifications are under development and a contract is planned to be awarded in mid- 2012.

Phase 1B - A contract was awarded in June 2010 for construction of the Inskip Powerhouse penstock bypass and tailrace connector on South Fork Battle Creek near Coleman Diversion Dam. As of February 2012, the Contractor has placed approximately 70 percent of the total concrete for the project and completed about 2,500 linear feet of the 66-inch penstock bypass pipe. They are progressing on placement of the over overflow wasteway structure, penstock bypass chutes, and upper jump basin. Construction is planned to be completed in 2012.

Phase 2 - Funding agreements (to receive State funding) are underway and are planned to be completed in early 2012. Construction will occur on South Fork Battle Creek and its tributaries, and is currently planned to occur under two construction contracts; one construction contract would involve the installation of a fish screen and ladder at Inskip diversion dam, installation of a tailrace tunnel connector from South Powerhouse to Inskip Canal, and removal of Lower Ripley Creek Feeder and Coleman diversion dams, and another construction contract would involve the removal of Soap Creek Feeder diversion and the removal of South diversion dam and appurtenant conveyance system, including the removal of South Canal. Phase 2 construction is anticipated to occur between 2013 and 2015.


January, 2012 Restoration Project Status
Provided by USBR

Phase 1A -The majority of fish screen and ladder construction has been completed at the Eagle Canyon and North Battle Creek Feeder (NBCF) dams. Hydraulic evaluations will be conducted in 2012 and miscellaneous construction work is planned to occur at these project sites in late 2012 and 2013.

For the Wildcat site, the works associated with the diversion dam and pipeline removal were completed in 2011. Additional work was completed in October 2011 along the Wildcat Canal Access Road to correct drainage problems and install permanent erosion control measures.

For the Asbury/Baldwin Creek site, design specifications are under development and a contract is planned to be awarded in mid- 2012.

Phase 1B - A contract was awarded in June 2010 for construction of the Inskip Powerhouse penstock bypass and tailrace connector on South Fork Battle Creek near Coleman Diversion Dam. As of January 2012, the Contractor has placed approximately 65 percent of the total concrete for the project and completed about 2,500 linear foot of the 66-inch penstock bypass pipe. They are progressing on placement of the over overflow wasteway structure, penstock bypass chutes, and upper jump basin. Construction is planned to be completed in 2012.

Phase 2 - Funding agreements (to receive State funding) are underway and are planned to be completed in early 2012. Construction will occur on South Fork Battle Creek and its tributaries, and is currently planned to occur under two construction contracts; one construction contract would involve the installation of a fish screen and ladder at Inskip diversion dam, installation of a tailrace tunnel connector from South Powerhouse to Inskip Canal, and removal of Lower Ripley Creek Feeder and Coleman diversion dams, and another construction contract would involve the removal of Soap Creek Feeder diversion and the removal of South diversion dam and appurtenant conveyance system, including the removal of South Canal. Phase 2 construction is anticipated to occur between 2013 and 2015.


November, 2011 Restoration Project Status
Provided by USBR

Phase 1A - The majority of fish screen and ladder construction at the Eagle Canyon and North Battle Creek Feeder (NBCF) sites occurred in 2010; fish screen and ladder metalwork will be completed late 2011.

In November 2011, at the NBCF site, the Contractor paved asphalt on the new access road down to the dam and installed guardrail at the upper road section. They replaced the pedestrian bridge decking, installed the removable guardrail along the trash rack perimeter, completed testing and inspection of the level senor, and performed miscellaneous metal welding. The Contractor also performed site restoration and sprayed hydro-seed on the contractor use areas.

In November 2011, at the Eagle Canyon site, the Contractor completed improvements of the Manton Road and Eagle Canyon access road intersection. They demonstrated the installation and removal of the water level sensors, tested the operation of trash raking sequence, indication and control systems, and welded edge banding to the walkway and platform gratings. A final site walk-through occurred at both sites in mid November where PG&E, Reclamation, and DWR staff inspected and reviewed the construction works.

For the Wildcat site, the works associated with the diversion dam and pipeline removal were completed in 2011. Additional improvement works occurred in October 2011 along the Wildcat Canal Access Road to correct drainage problems and install permanent erosion control measures.

For the Asbury/Baldwin Creek site, design specifications are under development and a contract is planned to be awarded in mid- 2012.

Phase 1B - A contract was awarded in June 2010 for construction of the Inskip Powerhouse penstock bypass and tailrace connector on South Fork Battle Creek near Coleman Diversion Dam. In November 2011, the Contractor continued setting up formworks, placing rebar, and pouring concrete at the penstock bypass chute; they completed construction of slab #4, 5, 6 and wall #2, 3. They completed excavation of the new penstock bypass wasteway structure and placed concrete for the upstream and downstream slabs. They also placed concrete for the tailrace connector outlet and progressed on the setting up formwork for the structural walls. Construction is planned to be completed in 2012.

Phase 2 - Funding agreements (to receive State funding) are underway and are planned to be completed in early 2012. Construction will occur on South Fork Battle Creek and its tributaries, and is currently planned to occur under two construction contracts; one construction contract would involve the installation of a fish screen and ladder at Inskip diversion dam, installation of a tailrace tunnel connector from South Powerhouse to Inskip Canal, and removal of Lower Ripley Creek Feeder and Coleman diversion dams, and another construction contract would involve the removal of Soap Creek Feeder diversion and the removal of South diversion dam and appurtenant conveyance system, including the removal of South Canal. Phase 2 construction is anticipated to occur between 2013 and 2015.


October, 2011 Restoration Project Status
Provided by USBR

Phase 1A - The majority of fish screen and ladder construction at the Eagle Canyon and North Battle Creek Feeder (NBCF) sites occurred in 2010; fish screen and ladder metalwork will be completed late 2011.

In October 2011, at the NBCF site, the Contractor completed installation of electrical conduits along the pedestrian bridge and the fish facilities and worked with PG&E to switch over from generator power to permanent power source. They also finished installation of the pedestrian bridge left and right abutment access stairways and handrails; and began backfilling for the new access road in preparation for the asphalt paving.

In October 2011, at the Eagle Canyon site, the Contractor completed installation of the access trail new walkway grating and guardrails; and completed installation of the main stairway platforms and handrails to the new fish facilities and existing canal sluiceway. They performed the fish screen brush cleaner testing and the trash rake operational testing; concrete repaired the downstream apron of Eagle Canyon Canal sluice gate; installed water level sensors; paved the intersection of the Eagle Canyon access road and Manton Road; and installed conduits, switches, branch circuit conductors for the trail lightings. The Contractor also coordinated with PG&E to bring permanent power from the north side of the canyon to the new facilities and set a meter in place.

For the Wildcat site, the works associated with the diversion dam and pipeline removal were completed in 2011. Additional improvement works occurred in October 2011 along the Wildcat Canal Access Road to correct drainage problems and install permanent erosion control measures.

For the Asbury/Baldwin Creek site, design specifications are under development and a contract is planned to be awarded in mid- 2012.

Phase 1B - A contract was awarded in June 2010 for construction of the Inskip Powerhouse penstock bypass and tailrace connector on South Fork Battle Creek near Coleman Diversion Dam. In October 2011, the Contractor continued excavation, placement, and backfill of the 66-inch penstock bypass pipe, approximately 1,500 linear feet of pipeline has been placed. The Contractor also completed placing the concrete on the lower jump basin walls and the penstock bypass chute slab number 1, 2, 3, and wall 1. They performed foundation cleanup and installed forms for the penstock bypass outlet baffle; and began excavation for the new penstock bypass wasteway structure, located on the west side of Eagle Canyon Canal. Construction is planned to be completed in 2012.

Phase 2 - Funding agreements (to receive State funding) are underway and are planned to be completed in 2011. Construction will occur on South Fork Battle Creek and its tributaries, and is currently planned to occur under two construction contracts; one construction contract would involve the installation of a fish screen and ladder at Inskip diversion dam, installation of a tailrace tunnel connector from South Powerhouse to Inskip Canal, and removal of Lower Ripley Creek Feeder and Coleman diversion dams, and another construction contract would involve the removal of Soap Creek Feeder diversion and the removal of South diversion dam and appurtenant conveyance system, including the removal of South Canal. Phase 2 construction is anticipated to occur between 2013 and 2015.


September, 2011 Restoration Project Status
Provided by USBR

Phase 1A - The majority of fish screen and ladder construction at the Eagle Canyon and North Battle Creek Feeder (NBCF) sites occurred in 2010; fish screen and ladder metalwork will be completed late 2011.

In September 2011, at the NBCF site, the Contractor applied hydro seeding to the construction uses areas and performed site restorations. They worked on miscellaneous items including installing conduits for final permanent electrical power and extending gratings at the fish screen to canal flume transition. The Contractor also provided supports for the Government to perform rock scaling on the new access road cutslopes.

In September 2011, at the Eagle Canyon site, the Contractor completed the fish ladder baffle wall remediation works, installation of the fish screen structure, and performed the dry testing of the screen and louvers. The Contractor continued installing miscellaneous metals, including the grating supports and beams, the primary and secondary trash racks, guard railings, access platform and stairs to the trail. They also worked on installing electrical conduits, conductors and equipment enclosure for the control boxes.

For the Asbury/Baldwin Creek site, design specifications are under development and a contract is planned to be awarded early 2012.

Phase 1B - A contract was awarded in June 2010 for construction of the Inskip Powerhouse bypass and tailrace connector on South Fork Battle Creek near Coleman Diversion Dam.

In September 2011, the Contractor continued excavation, placement, and backfill of the 66-inch penstock bypass pipe, completing approximately another 514 linear feet of pipeline. The Contractor lined Eagle Canyon Canal Diversion with 4 to 8-inch cobbles; continued to perform concrete works (forming, placing reinforcement, and pouring concrete) at the penstock bypass chute, lower jump basin and upper jump basin; and finished excavating the tailrace connector outlets. Construction is planned to be completed in 2012.

Phase 2 - Funding agreements (to receive State funding) are underway and are planned to be completed in 2011.

Construction will occur on South Fork Battle Creek and its tributaries, and is currently planned to occur under two construction contracts; one construction contract would involve the installation of a fish screen and ladder at Inskip diversion dam, installation of a tailrace tunnel connector from South Powerhouse to Inskip Canal, and removal of Lower Ripley Creek Feeder and Coleman diversion dams, and another construction contract would involve the removal of Soap Creek Feeder diversion and the removal of South diversion dam and appurtenant conveyance system, including the removal of South Canal. Phase 2 construction is anticipated to occur between 2013 and 2015.


August, 2011 Restoration Project Status
Provided by USBR

Phase 1A - The majority of fish screen and ladder construction at the Eagle Canyon and North Battle Creek Feeder (NBCF) sites occurred in 2010; fish screen and ladder metalwork will be completed late- 2011.

In August 2011, at the NBCF site, the Contractor completed installation of the platforms, catwalks, and moveable walkways for the new fish ladder; installed underwater video monitoring system at the fish ladder and two light poles on the fish screen structure; and performed wet-testing of the fish screen and brush cleaning system. The Contractor also provided supports for the Government to conduct a hydraulic fish screen evaluation and adjust the flow control louvers for uniform flows across the entire screen. Backfill for the left abutment of the pedestrian bridge was also finished and the Contractor began demobilization at NBCF in preparation for site restoration and permanent BMP’s.

In August 2011, at the Eagle Canyon site, the Contractor finished removing the baffle walls identified in the fish ladder remediation plan and began layout, doweling rebar and forming for the new baffle walls; installed guardrails and supports for access-ways and platforms atop the fish ladder structure; and worked on assembling the fish screen structural framework, including the stanchions, supports and platforms, the drive pulley gear motor, cable assembly tensioner, trolley, and rollers for the brush cleaning system, as well as 119 flow control louvers and 14 fish screen panels. The Contractor also excavated, formed, and placed concrete for the new access stair landing pad.

For the Asbury/Baldwin Creek site, design specifications are under development and a contract is planned to be awarded early 2012.

Phase 1B - A contract was awarded in June 2010 for construction of the Inskip Powerhouse bypass and tailrace connector on South Fork Battle Creek near Coleman Diversion Dam.

In August 2011, the Contractor completed placement of rebar and concrete for the upper jump basin footing slab and continued forming walls for the structure; completed excavation of penstock bypass chute and the lower jump basin; began drilling and blasting at portions of the 66-inch penstock bypass pipeline; and laid approximately 746 linear feet of the pipeline. Construction of the bypass pipeline is ongoing with placement of controlled low strength materials (CLSM) and screening of the excavated soil for the pipe trench backfilling. The Contractor also completed installation of a cofferdam in Coleman Canal in preparation of upcoming tailrace connector and penstock bypass outlet works. Construction is planned to be completed in 2012.

Phase 2 - Funding agreements (to receive State funding) are underway and are planned to be completed in 2011. Construction will occur on South Fork Battle Creek and its tributaries, and is currently planned to occur under two construction contracts; one construction contract would involve the installation of a fish screen and ladder at Inskip diversion dam, installation of a tailrace tunnel connector from South Powerhouse to Inskip Canal, and removal of Lower Ripley Creek Feeder and Coleman diversion dams, and another construction contract would involve the removal of Soap Creek Feeder diversion and the removal of South diversion dam and appurtenant conveyance system, including the removal of South Canal. Phase 2 construction is anticipated to occur between 2013 and 2015.


July, 2011 Restoration Project Status
Provided by USBR

Phase 1A - The majority of fish screen and ladder construction at the Eagle Canyon and North Battle Creek Feeder (NBCF) sites occurred in 2010; fish screen and ladder work will be completed late- 2011. In July 2011, at the NBCF site, the Contractor installed grating/railing vertical supports and welded catwalk supports along the fish ladder structure, removed the existing non-functioning metal fish ladder, installed a ½-ton jib crane atop of the headwork’s structure, installed a pedestrian bridge, filled and compacted the bridge abutments with backfill, constructed platform support beams over the top of the sluiceway, and worked with Pacific Gas and Energy line crew to bring in permanent power. In July 2011, at the Eagle Canyon site, the Contractor remobilized a 275-ton crane and removed and modified the temporary ramps/railing access to accommodate fish ladder baffle walls. For the Asbury/Baldwin Creek site, design specifications are under development and a contract is planned to be awarded early 2012.

Phase 1B - A contract was awarded in June 2010 for construction of the Inskip Powerhouse bypass and tailrace connector on South Fork Battle Creek near Coleman Diversion Dam. In the last few months the Contractor constructed a new canal crossing, continued to excavate for the penstock bypass chute and 66” pipeline, and placed reinforcing steel for the upper jump basin floor. In July 2011, the Contractor concentrated on installing and repairing Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan measures. Construction is planned to be completed in 2012.

Phase 2 - Funding agreements (to receive State funding) are underway and are planned to be completed in 2011. Construction will occur on South Fork Battle Creek and its tributaries, and is currently planned to occur under two construction contracts; one construction contract would involve the installation of a fish screen and ladder at Inskip diversion dam, installation of a tailrace tunnel connector from South Powerhouse to Inskip Canal, and removal of Lower Ripley Creek Feeder and Coleman diversion dams, and another construction contract would involve the removal of Soap Creek Feeder diversion and the removal of South diversion dam and appurtenant conveyance system, including the removal of South Canal. Phase 2 construction is anticipated to occur between 2013 and 2015.


June, 2011 Restoration Project Status
Provided by USBR

Phase 1A -- The majority of fish screen and ladder construction at the Eagle Canyon and North Battle Creek Feeder sites occurred in 2010; fish screen and ladder work will be completed in 2011. In June 2011, the contractor continued to work at the North Battle Creek Feeder site. The Contractor completed concrete placement for the right and left pedestrian bridge abutments, installed metalwork for the fish screen and louvers, assembled the brush cleaning system, and dry tested louver and brush cleaning components. As part of the electrical work, the Contractor began pulling conductors and installed control panels.

For the Asbury/Baldwin Creek site, design specifications are under development and a contract is planned to be awarded early 2012.

Phase 1B - A contract was awarded in June 2010 for construction of the Inskip Powerhouse bypass and tailrace connector on South Fork Battle Creek near Coleman Diversion Dam. In June 2011, the contractor requested a canal outage in order to install a temporary diversion for Eagle Canyon Canal and complete construction of a new canal crossing. The Contractor continued to excavate for the penstock bypass chute and 66” pipeline, and began placing reinforcing steel for the upper jump basin floor. Construction is planned to be completed in 2012.

Phase 2 - Funding agreements (to receive State funding) are underway and are planned to be completed in 2011. Construction will occur on South Fork Battle Creek and its tributaries, and is currently planned to occur under two construction contracts:  

  • One construction contract would involve the installation of a fish screen and ladder at Inskip diversion dam, installation of a tailrace tunnel connector from South Powerhouse to Inskip Canal, and removal of Lower Ripley Creek Feeder and Coleman diversion dams. The construction contract to perform this work is currently anticipated to be awarded late 2012 and be completed in 2015. 
  • Another construction contract would involve the removal of Soap Creek Feeder diversion and the removal of South diversion dam and appurtenant conveyance system, including the removal of South Canal. The construction contract to perform this work is anticipated to be awarded late 2012 and be completed in 2015.

May, 2011 Restoration Project Status
Provided by USBR

Phase 1A - The majority of fish screen and ladder construction at the Eagle Canyon and North Battle Creek Feeder sites occurred in 2010; fish screen and ladder work will be completed in 2011.  In May, 2011, the contractor completed excavation for the right and left pedestrian bridge abutments, continued installation of guardrails for the head works structure, and began installation of the framework for the fish screen and louvers at the North Battle Creek Feeder Site.  

For the Asbury/Baldwin Creek site, design specifications are under development and a contract is planned to be awarded late 2011.

Phase 1B - A contract was awarded in June 2010 for construction of the Inskip Powerhouse bypass and tailrace connector on South Fork Battle Creek.  In May, 2011, the contractor finished preparing the new access road off of Manton Road, completed excavation for the Upper Jump Basin and began excavations for the penstock bypass chute, 66-inch pipeline and diversion channel for Eagle Canyon Canal.  Construction is planned to be completed in 2012.

Phase 2 - Funding agreements (to receive State funding) are underway and are planned to be completed in 2011. Construction will occur on South Fork Battle Creek and its tributaries, and is currently planned to occur under two construction contracts: 

  • One construction contract would involve the installation of a fish screen and ladder at Inskip diversion dam, installation of a tailrace tunnel connector from South Powerhouse to Inskip Canal, and removal of Lower Ripley Creek Feeder and Coleman diversion dams. The construction contract to perform this work is currently anticipated to be awarded late 2012 and be completed in 2015. 
  • Another construction contract would involve the removal of Soap Creek Feeder diversion and the removal of South diversion dam and appurtenant conveyance system, including the removal of South Canal. The construction contract to perform this work is anticipated to be awarded late 2012 and be completed in 2015.

January, 2011 Restoration Project Status
Provided by USBR

Phase 1A - Wildcat Dam and appurtenant facilities were removed in 2010, and the majority of fish screen and ladder construction at the Eagle Canyon and North Battle Creek Feeder sites occurred in 2010; fish screen and ladder work will be completed in 2011.

For the Asbury/Baldwin Creek site, design specifications are under development and a contract is planned to be awarded late 2011.

Phase 1B - A contract was awarded in June 2010 for construction of the Inskip Powerhouse bypass and tailrace connector on South Fork Battle Creek; vegetation clearing is planned to occur early 2011, followed by construction activities. Construction is planned to be completed late 2011.

Phase 2 - Funding agreements (to receive State funding) are underway and are planned to be completed in early 2011. Construction will occur on South Fork Battle Creek and its tributaries, and is currently planned to occur under two construction contracts:

One construction contract would involve the installation of a fish screen and ladder at Inskip diversion dam, installation of a tailrace tunnel connector from South Powerhouse to Inskip Canal, and removal of Lower Ripley Creek Feeder and Coleman diversion dams. The construction contract to perform this work is currently anticipated to be awarded in 2012 and be completed in 2014.

Another construction contract would involve the removal of Soap Creek Feeder diversion and the removal of South diversion dam and appurtenant conveyance system, including the removal of South Canal. The construction contract to perform this work is anticipated to be awarded in 2012 and be completed in 2014.


 

Posted December, 2011
Archival and acoustic tags reveal the post-spawning migrations, diving behavior, and thermal habitat of hatchery-origin Sacramento River steelhead kelts (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Posted November, 2011
A Rapid Assessment of Sediment Delivery from Clearcut Timber Harvest Activities in the Battle Creek Watershed, Shasta and Tehama Counties, California

Posted October, 2011
Press release from USBR regarding future changes at CNFH barrier weir

Posted January, 2011
Changes to Battle Creek Hydroelectric Project to Facilitate Fish Passage

California Central Valley Sacramento and San Joaquin River Systems Chinook Salmon Escapement, Hatcheries and Natural Areas PDF Document

December, 2010:
Battle Creek Fish Community Structure Prior to Large-Scale Restoration, November 2007 to September 2008

January, 2010:
Battle Creek Hydroelectric Project - FERC No. 1121 Phase 1b PG&E License Amendment Application

September, 2009
Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project Presentation
Presented by Mary Marshall, USBR, at the BCWC 2009 Annual Meeting

November, 2008
Phase 1A of the Battle Creek Restoration Project Contracting Opportunities


For release on July 14, 2008:
Funding Agreements Reached for Phase 1A of the Battle Creek Project to Restore 42 Miles of Premium Salmon and Steelhead Habitat

Project Area Schematics:
  Existing Conditions
  Post Phase One
  Post Phase Two
DFG 2007 CEQA Findings
DFG 2007 Mitigation, Monitoring, and Reporting Plan
DFG 2007 Funding Notice of Determination
November, 2007 Key Events Timeline
September, 2007 Restoration Project Schematic
3/15/07 - DFG Announces Salmon, Steelhead Restoration Plans for Battle Creek

Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project
Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Plan
Project Location Map
Battle Creek Restoration Project Brochure
Battle Creek Salmon & Steelhead Restoration Project Area Limits
Restoration Project Schematic
September 2006 'Draft' Overall Items Leading to Construction
PG&E Lands Map
Final Cost Estimate Summary for the Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project

Environmental Compliance Documents:
Final EIS/EIR
Draft Supplemental EIS/Revised EIR- February 2005:
  Cover and Table of Contents
  Foreword
  Executive Summary
  Chapter 1 - Introduction, Organization, and Process
  Chapter 2 - Purpose and Need, Project Description, and Project Background
  Chapter 3 - Project Alternative
  Chapter 4 - Affected Environment and Environmental Consequences
  Chapter 5 - Consultation and Coordination
  Chapter 6 - Related Projects
  Chapter 7 - Summary
  Chapter 8 - List of contributors
  Chapter 9 - References
  Appendix F - Proposed Construction Areas at Restoration project Sites
  Appendix K - Water Temperature and Aquatic habitat in Battle Creek
  Appendix L - Biological Resources Documented at Battle Creek Project Sites
  Appendix M - Waters of the United States Documented at Battle Creek Project Sites
  Appendix O - Special-Status Species Accounts
Site Assessment for California Red-Legged Frog (Jeffcoat, Willow Springs, and Asbury) - January 2005
Draft Action Specific Implementation Plan - April 2004:
  Title, Cover Pages and Table of Contents
  Chapter 1. Introduction
  Chapter 2. Project Description
  Chapter 3. Approach to Assessment of Effects and Development of Conservation Measures to Avoid, Minimize, and Compensate for Effects
  Chapter 4. Assessment of Project Effects on Covered Species and Conservation Measures
  Chapter 5. Assessment of Project Effects on Natural Community Conservation Plan Communities and Conservation Measures
  Chapter 6. Assessment of Cumulative Effects
  Chapter 7. Adaptive Management, Changed Circumstances, and Funding
  Chapter 8. Monitoring Plan
  Chapter 9. Assurances Requested
  Chapter 10. Alternatives to Take Considered and Rejected
  Chapter 11. List of Participants
  Chapters 12. References
    Appendices:
  Appendix A. Memorandum of Understanding
  Appendix B. Draft Facility Monitoring Plan
  Appendix C. Adaptive Management Plan
  Appendix D. Special-Status Species Requests to California Department of Fish and Game, National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Response from US Fish and Wildlife Service
  Appendix E. Special-Status Species Accounts
  Appendix F. Habitat Compensation Approach for the Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project: A Program View
  Appendix G. Proposed Construction Areas at Restoration Project Sites
  Appendix H. SNTEMP Normal Water Year Conditions -- June through September
  Appendix I. Summary of CALFED Projects that Contribute to the Recovery of Covered Species and NCCP Communities
  Appendix J. Ecosystem Restoration Milestones in the Sacramento River Basin for Covered Fish Species
Public Meeting Summary - March 15, 2004
Draft EIS/EIR - July 2003:
  Volume I
  Contents
  Executive Summary
  Chapters 1-3
  Chapter 4
  Figures for Section 4.2
  Chapters 5-9
  Volume II
  Appendices A-D
  Appendices E-Q
California Spotted Owl Survey Results, Addendum to the Biological Survey Summary Report - June 2002
Assessment of Bat Habitat in Water Diversion Tunnels (letter report) - February 2002
Assessment of Wildlife Mitigation Measures (letter report) - February 2002
Public Scoping Report - July 2001
Final Biological Survey Summary Report - April 2001:
  Volume I
  Volume I - Report
    Figure 1. Location of the Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project
    Figure 2. Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project Sites
    Appendices A-F
  Volume II
  Volume II - Maps
    Map D-1. North Battle Creek Feeder Diversion Dam
    Map D-2. Eagle Canyon Diversion Dam
    Map D-3. Wildcat Diversion Dam
    Map D-4. Coleman Diversion Dam/Inskip Powerhouse
    Map D-5. Lower Ripley Creek Feeder
    Map D-6. Inskip Diversion Dam/South Powerhouse
    Map D-7. South Battle Creek Canal
    Map D-8. South Battle Creek Canal/Soap Creek Feeder
    Map D-9. Soap Creek Feeder/South Diversion Dam
    Map B-1. North Battle Creek Feeder Diversion Dam
    Map B-2. Eagle Canyon Diversion Dam
    Map B-3. Wildcat Diversion Dam
    Map B-4. Coleman Diversion Dam/Inskip Powerhouse
    Map B-5. Lower Ripley Creek Feeder
    Map B-6. Inskip Diversion Dam/South Powerhouse
    Map B-7. South Battle Creek Canal
    Map B-8. South Battle Creek Canal/Soap Creek Feeder
    Map B-9. Soap Creek Feeder/South Diversion Dam
   

Map WL-1. North Battle Creek Feeder Diversion Dam

    Map WL-2. Eagle Canyon Diversion Dam
    Map WL-3. Wildcat Diversion Dam
    Map WL-4. Coleman Diversion Dam/Inskip Powerhouse
    Map WL-5. Lower Ripley Creek Feeder
    Map WL-7. South Battle Creek Canal
    Map WL-8. South Battle Creek Canal/Soap Creek Feeder
Site Assessment for the California Red-Legged Frog - March 2001

Adaptive Management Plan Documents:
CNFH AMP Scoping Report - October, 2012
Project Governance and Decision-making Processes for the Coleman National Fish Hatchery Adaptive Management Plan - Fourth draft - August 29, 2012 - Z. Hymanson
CNFH-AMP Issue Statements - August 23, 2012
Revised Draft Adaptive Management Plan - April 2004
Draft Adaptive Management Plan - September 2001

California Bay-Delta Authority Documents:
Consideration Of A Resolution For A Conditional Recommendation To The Department Of Fish And Game That It Proceed With Awarding A Grant To The U.S. Bureau Of Reclamation For The Battle Creek Salmon And Steelhead Restoration Project
Agency Response to Initial Recommendation from the California Bay-Delta Authority Ecosystem Restoration Program Selection Panel - June 20, 2005
Battle Creek Revised Funding Proposal - May 2004
Comments on the Pmt's Initial Response to the TRP Report - March 2004
Final Selection Panel Cover Letter
  Battle Creek PMT Final Response to the TRP Report - May 2004
  Draft Cost Proposal - April 2004
Battle Creek PMT's Initial Response to the TRP Report - January 2004
Compatibility of Coleman National Fish Hatchery Operations and Restoration of Anadromous Salmonids in Battle Creek - January 2004
Technical Review Panel Report - September 2003
Proposal to Facilitate and Develop an Adaptive Management Plan for Coleman National Fish Hatchery for consideration by the Greater Battle Creek Watershed Working Group

Other Battle Creek and/or California Fisheries Documents and Projects:
Fee Title Recommendation Battle Creek Planning Unit - Report from the Stewardship Council, April 4, 2012
What caused the Sacramento River fall Chinook stock collapse? - Pre-publication report to the Pacific Fishery Management Council - March 18, 2009
Central Valley Salmon: A Perspective on Chinook and Steelhead in the Central Valley of California - 2006
Presentation on the Coleman National Fish Hatchery Complex Biological Assessment - September, 2011
Finding of No Significant Impact – Coleman Barrier Weir Site Modifications - September, 2011
Coleman National Fish Hatchery Complex 2011 Biological Assessment - July 28, 2011
Monitoring and Evaluation of the Modified Fish Ladder and Barrier Weir at the Coleman National Fish Hatchery -
March, 2011
California Central Valley Sacramento and San Joaquin River Systems Chinook Salmon Escapement, Hatcheries and Natural Areas - January, 2011
Stream Condition Monitoring 2006 Analysis for Battle Creek - September 29, 2008
Battle Creek Stream Conditioning Monitoring Plan - September, 2008
Lassen National Forest Projects in Upper Battle Creek Watershed
A Summary of the August 23-25 Central Valley Salmonid Monitoring Workshop
Battle Creek Watershed Assessment Characterization of stream conditions and an investigation of sediment source factors in 2001 and 2002
Stewardship Council Documents:
  Battle Creek Planning Unit Report
  Recommended Concept Table and Map
  Supporting Analysis
  Battle Creek Planning Unit Maps:
    Existing Conditions
    Revised Staff Concept
Waste Discharge Requirements For State Of California Department Of Fish And Game
-Darrah Springs State Fish Hatchery
KRIS Battle Creek KRIS Battle Creek assembles basin-wide data and presents the results of the Battle Creek Watershed Assessment. KRIS contains the data on which this report was based, as well as summary charts and maps, which allow results to be viewed by location.
Development and Assumptions of the Battle Creek Hydrology and Hydroelectric Power Model
Hydrology of North and South Fork Battle Creeks
Coleman National Fish Hatchery Fish Barrier Weir & Ladder Modification Project Draft Biological Opinion
Initial Study and Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Fish Barrier Weir and Ladder Modification at the Coleman National Fish Hatchery
Response from NOAA for a request to an amendment to the final biological opinion for the Coleman National Fish Hatchery Fish Barrier and Weir and Ladder Modification Project
USFWS Anadromous Fish Restoration Program - Battle Creek Documents:
  Coleman Hatchery Review Report June, 2012
  Coleman National Fish Hatchery Water Intakes Rehabilitation Project EA/IS:
Draft EA, Coleman Intake Rehab
Fig. 2-2, Coleman Intake Rehab
Fig. 2-3, Coleman Intake Rehab
Fig. 2-4, Coleman Intake Rehab
Figure 2-1, Coleman Intake Rehab
  Monitoring Adult Chinook Salmon, Rainbow Trout, and Steelhead in Battle Creek, California, from March through November 2009
  Monitoring Adult Chinook Salmon, Rainbow Trout, and Steelhead in Battle Creek, California, from March through November 2008
  Monitoring Adult Chinook Salmon, Rainbow Trout, and Steelhead in Battle Creek, California, from March through November 2007
  Juvenile Salmonid Monitoring in Battle Creek, California, November 2009 through July 2010
  Juvenile Salmonid Monitoring in Battle Creek, California, November 2008 through June 2009
  Juvenile Salmonid Monitoring in Battle Creek, California, November 2007 through June 2008
  Monitoring Adult Chinook Salmon, Rainbow Trout, and Steelhead in Battle Creek, California, from March through November 2006
  1998-2001: Final Report: Genetic Maintenance of Hatchery- and Natural-Origin Winter-Run Chinook Salmon
  Analysis of alternative management strategies designed to integrate Coleman National Fish Hatchery operations with the restoration of natural populations of salmon and steelhead in Battle Creek
  Battle Creek Reach Map for Snorkel Data
  Coleman National Fish Hatchery, California: Intake Alternatives Study
  Continue Genetic Research on Winter-Run Chinook Salmon: Bodega Marine Lab
  Evaluation Plan: USBR Flat Plate Screen at Coleman National Fish Hatchery Intake No.3
  Genotype Chinook salmon (adults and juveniles) to assist in characterization and maintenance of the genetic integrity of hatchery- and natural-origin winterrun Chinook salmon
  Initial Scope of Work: FY00 Eagle Canyon Ranch (Pelton property) Conservation Easement
  Interim Intake Screen Report for Coleman National Fish Hatchery/Battle Creek Justification AFRP Actions #5 and #8: Prevent attraction of adult Chinook into the powerhouse tailrace and screen the intakes to prevent entrainment of juvenile salmonids
Review of the Steelhead Supplementation Program in Battle Creek
Public Draft Recovery Plan for the Evolutionarily Significant Units of Sacramento River Winter-Run Chinook Salmon and Central Valley Spring-Run Chinook Salmon and the Distinct Population Segment of Central Valley Steelhead

Battle Creek
Watershed Conservancy
P.O. Box 606, Manton, CA 96059


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