The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is responsible for managing and protecting California’s water. DWR works with other agencies to benefit the state’s people, and to protect, restore and enhance the natural and human environments.
On the south side of Sherman Island northeast of Antioch, DWR is working to reduce predation at the Curtis Landing Fish Release Site, where salvaged fish from the Skinner Fish Facility are released daily back into the Delta. Trained divers have removed wood pilings adjacent to the fish release pipe with underwater equipment to lessen the protective covers for predator fish and improve construction access. Steel pipe piles have also been installed in water and on land using a barge crane to support a new equipment platform, fish release and water intake pipes, fish screen and track. In compliance with the 2009 National Marine Fisheries Service Biological Opinion, the Curtis Landing Fish Release Site is undergoing improvements to reduce predation rates by 50 percent, improve the overall survival of listed fish species salvaged at the Skinner Fish Facility and improve site security by December 2014.
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