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Water and Watershed Conservation
Lake and Streambed Alterations
Environmental impact review and permitting of alterations to rivers, streams and lakes
Delta Ecosystem Programs
Delta Conservation Framework
Multi-agency, 25-year conservation framework for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Yolo Bypass and Suisun Marsh
Fish Restoration Program Agreement
CDFW-DWR agreement that addresses specific habitat restoration requirements of multiple agencies and projects in order to protect Delta smelt and Chinook salmon
Delta Fish Agreement
CDFW-DWR agreement to provide for offsetting fishery impacts caused by the diversion of water at the head of the California Aqueduct
Interagency Ecological Program
State and federal agency consortium that integrates ecological data to manage the Delta ecosystem and water flows
Franks Tract Restoration Feasibility Study
Feasibility study was completed in June 2018 as part of the Delta Smelt Resiliency Strategy.
Proposal to improve a freshwater storage and delivery system by creating an additional point of diversion along the Sacramento River, with the intent to protect the state’s water supplies in the face of climate change, improve flows for threatened fish species, and allow for ecosystem restoration and conservation
CVPIA Refuge Water Supply Program
Partnered effort to manage water supplies for 19 specific wetland habitat areas in the Central Valley
Ensures fish and wildlife resources reliant upon groundwater are addressed, and that CDFW complies with groundwater use requirements
Instream Flow Program
Determines what instream flows are needed to maintain healthy conditions for fish and wildlife
Water Project Operations Unit
Consults on state and federal water projects to minimize adverse effects on state and federally listed fish species
Ensures that the needs of fish and wildlife inform water policy, legislation and execution of water quality policy and management
CDFW's role in recommending the amounts of water needed for fish and wildlife for consideration in the appropriation of water
Yuba River Accord
Partnered effort to protect lower Yuba River fisheries and local water supply reliability
Cannabis Restoration Grant Program
Supports projects that restore anadromous salmonid habitat in watersheds most heavily impacted by Cannabis cultivation
Ecosystem Restoration Program
multi-agency effort aimed at improving and increasing aquatic and terrestrial habitats and ecological function in the Delta and its tributaries
Fisheries Restoration Grant Program
Supports salmon and steelhead habitat enhancement projects
Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program
Supports projects that restore coastal wetlands, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta wetlands, mountain meadows, and desert ecosystems to achieve greenhouse gas emission reductions and provide other co-benefits
Proposition 1 Restoration Grant Programs
Supports multi-benefit ecosystem and watershed protection and restoration projects
Proposition 68 Restoration Grant Programs
Support Rivers and Streams, Southern California Steelhead, and Fish and wildlife.
Water Storage Investment Program
Supports projects that improve the operation of the state water system, are cost effective, and provide a net improvement in ecosystem and water quality conditions
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