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.
DWR's four-decade-long legacy of fishery studies continues in a new home next to the John E. Skinner Delta Fish Protective Facility in Byron. The new facility that opened for operation in December of 2014 will be used to tag and hold fish in tanks for fish studies to meet regulatory requirements for operation of the California State Water Project. Current fish studies include the Clifton Court Forebay Predator Study, Skinner Facility Efficiency and Improvements Study, Barker Slough Pumping Plant Entrainment Monitoring and the State Water Project (SWP) Fish Release Site Monitoring Studies. This building provides essential space to conduct multiple studies simultaneously that could not be done in the smaller building that was being shared with University of California, Davis.
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