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Deer Creek Irrigation District Ditch Conversion

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Partners: Bonneville Environmental Foundation
National Fish Habitat Partnership
Trout Unlimited
Countries: United States of America
Regions: California, Sacramento River - San Joaquin River
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)
Services Needed: No services needed/offered
Project Type: Collective Action
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 2016  »  Ongoing
Project Website: www.fishhabitat.org/waters-to-watch/detail/mill-creek-and-de...
Project Source: Other
Profile Completion: 50%

Project Overview

Successful survival and recruitment of salmonids requires freshwater migration corridors thatfunction sufficiently to provide adequate passage. For this reason, freshwater migration corridors are considered to have a high conservation value and are ofutmost priority for restoration in Mill and Deer Creek watersheds within this critical decade. Project partners are converting an irrigation ditch network to a closed pipe system that can reduce existing diversion by about 9.9...

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Successful survival and recruitment of salmonids requires freshwater migration corridors thatfunction sufficiently to provide adequate passage. For this reason, freshwater migration corridors are considered to have a high conservation value and are ofutmost priority for restoration in Mill and Deer Creek watersheds within this critical decade. Project partners are converting an irrigation ditch network to a closed pipe system that can reduce existing diversion by about 9.9 csf. Assuming 60% of this ammount could be dedicated to instream flow - over a 180-day irrigation season this would have sae 2,117 acre-feet/year. Savings will be higher if the final plan includes some form of groundwater exchange and/or aquifer storage to supplement spring and fall flows.

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