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Environmental Services

Dean Messer, Chief

3500 Industrial Blvd.
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 376-9699

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236-0001



Feather River Program

The Feather River Program was established to conduct Feather River fishery studies. The initial emphasis was to estimate adult abundance for both spring-run and fall-run Chinook salmon, and to conduct tagging studies using young fish from Feather River Hatchery. The Program has expanded in recent years and also supports additional fishery studies commissioned for the Oroville Facilities relicensing through the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Click here to see a map of the Lower Feather River.

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In 1996 DWR began to monitor salmon and steelhead in support of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) relicensing of the State Water Project's...

Spring Chinook Tagging Program
  Marking and Tagging
Early returning adult Spring Chinook are tagged at the Feather River Hatchery and returned to the river where they hold over summer...
Spring Chinook Tagging Program
  Technical Reports and Publications
Click here to view technical reports and publications pertaining to the Feather River Program...