Feather River Restoration II

Restoration Stories

DWR’s 2017 salmon spawning restoration project in the Feather River led to a successful fall run, with several hundred Chinook salmon spawning in the restored habitat. In August, DWR excavated a side channel in the Feather River to restore river flow in a key spawning area. The channel had been completely filled with gravel as a result of winter 2017’s high flow event, blocking the flow of water. DWR also placed 5,000 cubic yards of new spawning gravel into key sections of the river. Learn More © CA Dept of Water Resources