Draft Award Recommendations for the San Joaquin Fish Population Enhancement Program Released for Public Comment


The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) released the Draft Award List for five projects under its Riverine Stewardship: San Joaquin Fish Population Enhancement Program (SJFPEP).

Approximately $11 million in grant funding is being made available for implementing projects that enhance native fish populations in the lower San Joaquin River watershed and reduce vulnerability of fish to water diversions at all life stages upstream of the Delta. This funding is made possible by Proposition 13.

The funding recommendations shown in the table below are subject to public review for 15 calendar days starting May 18, 2020, and ending on June 2, 2020.

Table 1.  Draft Award List recommendations for the San Joaquin Fish Population Enhancement Program.

Project Name
Applicants Recommended Amount Funded
Project Location (Counties)
Bobcat Flat Phase III Tuolumne River Conservancy  $2,129,890 Stanislaus 
Merced River Salmonid Habitat Restoration Project - Above Henderson Park Merced Irrigation District  $2,480,872 Merced
Basso/La Grange Reach Floodplain Restoration Tuolumne River Preservation Trust/ Tuolumne River Conservancy  $3,738,713 Stanislaus 
Turlock Irrigation District Harding and Nielsen Drain Fish Barrier Project Turlock Irrigation District  $517,480 Merced, Stanislaus 
Tuolumne River Regional Park Carpenter Road Floodplain Restoration Project Tuolumne River Preservation Trust/ City of Modesto
$2,137,837 Stanislaus 

Total Amount Funded: $11,004,792

Following the review of public comments, DWR will release the Final Award List and notify each recipient.

Public comments on the draft funding list can be submitted by one of the following methods:

  1. Electronic Mail (Recommended)

    Address transmitted comments should to RSP@water.ca.gov. Electronic files should be Microsoft Word compatible or PDF.

  2. Hard Copy via U.S. Mail

    California Department of Water Resources

    Division of Regional Assistance

    Special Restoration Initiatives Branch

    Post Office Box 942836

    Sacramento, CA 94236

    Attention: Kristine Atkinson


  3. Hard Copy via Hand Delivery

901 P Street, Rm 411-A

Sacramento, CA 95814

Attention: Kristine Atkinson

DWR also sent notices of the Draft Award List via email to potential applicants and interested parties. For more information on document releases, new solicitations, and other grant-related announcements, subscribe to the RSP mailing list and visit the Riverine Stewardship Program – Grants webpage.