San Joaquin, SJRRP, Mariposa and Eastside
The SJRRP is a wholesome long-term project to return the San Joaquin River flow that originates from the Friant Dam to the intersection of the Merced River. It is also projected to maintain thriving Chinook salmon fish in the river while at the same time preventing overflow of water that may occur after the restoration process is accomplished.
The area covering covered by SJRRP includes the Central Valley that stretches from the Sacramento Delta to the Tehachapi Mountains that are in the south of Bakersfield. The length of the river undergoing restoration is 153 miles but has been divided into five sections. The SJRRP also considers the Mariposa and Eastside bypasses for water flow and fish passages (NRDC, 2006). The essay discusses the outcome of the court decision, the development of the program and the stakeholders involved. Also, the implementation of the program, benefits it has produced for interested parties and how it could be modified to suit their interests.
[...] The restoration of the river flows will improve water quality and marine life. Also, the numerous national and state wildlife refuges will thrive under the program. Conclusion In this essay, the whole SJRRP issue has bee discussed. The reasons that led to the legal suit and the terms of the settlement have been analyzed. The interested parties in the projected together with the benefits they have gained so far have been explored. Moreover, the science behind the program has been discussed and also modifications required to ensure that the program is more viable. [...]
[...] In addition acres of floodplain to rear salmons and regulation of water flow and temperature. The restoration area stretches from the Friant Dam at the upstream end near Friant town and runs downstream to the confluence of the Merced River. It also includes a bypass system to control floods. Implementing of the settlement was to reestablish connection between the Friant sytem and the remaining section of the Central Valley (CVP) water system, including the CVP and Water Project of the State. [...]
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[...] Also, restoration of flows downstream may degrade shallow groundwater quality beneath the river. Other concerns were leaching of salt present in the oil and water logging. These concerns were mitigated by the promise of implementation of a plan to recirculate, reuse and transfer water released for restoration flow. Water would be diverted using the San Joaquin River Interceptor Pumps to the Delta Mendota Canal (Friant Water Users Authority, 2007). Benefits of the SJRRP The intention of the program was to benefit the environment, local state, federal and governments and the inhabitants of California. [...]
[...] Since juvenile salmons face numerous predators while migrating, the program allows them to forage on seasonal floodplain where fewer predators live. Also, it will be feasible to safeguard the lives, and properties from downstream residents from flush floods as the water will be harnessed. The more than 15,000 family farms that depend on Friant water can have water for domestic use and for their animals and farms. The increased number of salmon fish will boost fish farming, nutrition of the residents and their economic circumstances. [...]
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