Reinitiation of NMFS Biological Opinion

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A Special Board of Directors Workshop will be held on January 11, 2019 at 9am, to discuss the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Re-Initiated Consultation with the National Marine Fisheries Service on the “Biological Opinion for the Salinas Valley Water Project”.  The meeting will be held regardless of the federal government shutdown.

The public is welcome to attend and participate in this workshop.  MCWRA staff are preparing to present recommendations to its Board of Directors on January 22, 2019, regarding how to move forward with NMFS in the re-initiation process. Ideas and feedback shared at the January 11, 2019 workshop will inform those recommendations.  The meeting agenda can be found on the Meeting Calendar.  The data analyzed and additional reference materials are available below:

*Workshop Materials 

Salinas Valley Water Project Biological Opinion

Salinas Valley Water Project Flow Prescription

Supplement to the Biological Assessment for the Salinas Valley Water Project

November 19, 2018 Staff Presentation to the MCWRA BOD

Re-initiation Presentation - January 11, 2019

Small Group Discussion Notes

*SVWP Annual Flow Monitoring Reports

Water Year 2010

Water Year 2011

Water year 2012

Operational Season 2013

Operational Season 2014

Operational Season 2015

Operational Season 2016

Operational Season 2017

*SVWP Annual Fisheries Reports





*2014 Fish Monitoring Reports

Arroyo Seco and Nacimiento Rivers Index Reach Monitoring

Salinas Basin Juvenile O. mykiss Downstream Migration Monitoring

Salinas River Basin Adult Steelhead Escapement Monitoring

Arroyo Seco Low Flow Adaptive Fisheries

*Year Type Determination

Evaluation of Year Type Forecast Methodology










*Additional Data

Biological Assessment for the SVWP Salinas River

Draft SVWP Flow Prescription for Steelhead Trout in Salinas River

 Adult Steelhead Upstream Migration Days

Reservoir Elevation, Storage, and Releases

Reservoir Inflow

Year Type Designation

USGS Mean Daily Streamflow

Salinas River Lagoon Status

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