Fresno, California - The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review a Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for a project to refurbish the San Andreas and Staten Island salinity stations within the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta.
There are two monitoring stations in the Delta that measure salinity. The San Andreas Salinity Station, built in the 1960s, is located along the San Joaquin River in Sacramento County. The Staten Island Salinity Station, built in 1985, is located along the Mokelumne River in San Joaquin County. Both stations contain water quality monitoring and telemetry equipment that are in need of refurbishment.
Reclamation proposes to replace the salinity stations with better quality materials to withstand deterioration, and has determined the San Andreas and Staten Island Salinity Stations Refurbishments Project to not significantly affect the quality of the human environment enough to require an environmental impact statement.
For additional information or to request a copy of the documents, please call 559-487-5197 (TTY 800-877-8339). The documents may also be viewed at Reclamation’s Fresno office at the above address.