Orientation Meetings Set on Scott River and Shasta River Flow Studies

Contact: Mark Wheetley, DFG Staff Environmental Scientist, (707) 496-9038
Mike Taugher, DFG Communications, (916) 651-7824

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) is hosting two orientation meetings focused on the Scott River and Shasta River watersheds. The meetings will introduce a process for developing study plans that will be used to help determine instream flow needs for fish in those watersheds.

Scott River Meeting
Nov. 13, 2012
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Fort Jones Community Center
11960 East Street
Fort Jones, CA

Shasta River Meeting
Nov. 14, 2012
6 p.m, to 8 p.m.
Holiday Inn Express Yreka
707 Montague Road
Yreka, CA

The orientation meetings are watershed specific but will have the same format, which includes an introduction of the project team, an overview of the process, dates and schedule for future meetings, opportunities for community involvement and a question and answer session.

DFG is asking stakeholders for assistance in collecting information and developing study plans. The studies will allow DFG to recommend streamflows that protect fish while minimizing impacts on water diversions to best serve all stakeholders.

Stakeholders will also have opportunities in December to participate in more focused workshops and technical meetings. DFG is the state agency responsible for conserving, protecting, and managing California’s fish, wildlife and native plant resources. DFG is implementing this collaborative process in Siskiyou County as part of a statewide effort to address instream flow issues. For more information, go to www.normandeau.com/scottshasta