Instream Flow Strategies for Operation of the Federal Central Valley Project

by Serge Birk, Bureau of Reclamation, Red Bluff, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Policy and Management: Solving the Problems

Abstract: Federal Central Valley Project (CVP) operations and policies of reservoir storage and river releases for fish and wildlife protection and restoration are discussed. Prescribed strategies for instream flow scheduling, habitat protection, temperature control, toxic point source management and non consumptive use for ecosystem protection are presented. Environmental legislation for the operation of the Federal CVP is reviewed.

Subject Headings: Federal government | Fish management | Streamflow | Reservoirs | Ecological restoration | Flow control | Instream flow | Temperature effects

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