California requests permits to construct salinity barriers, invites public comment

Published April 10, 2015

SACRAMENTO, California – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District will evaluate a California Department of Water Resources permit application, required to construct three temporary salinity barriers in waters of the California Delta.

The public is invited to review the DWR request and submit comments by April 22, 2015.

The proposed project would place dredged or fill material into approximately 4.81 acres (0.75 acre permanent and 3.15 acres temporary) of Delta waterways. 

The barriers would be located in Miner Slough, approximately 5 miles upstream of the Sacramento River in Solano County, Steamboat Slough, 0.8 miles upstream of the confluence with the Sacramento Deep Water Shipping Channel (Cache Slough) on the border between Sacramento and Solano Counties, and West False River, approximately 0.4 mile east of the confluence with the San Joaquin River in Contra Costa County.

The DWR permit request and accompanying graphics showing the proposed plan may be viewed at:

Written comments and/or requests for a paper copy of the notice may be submitted to William Guthrie, USACE regulatory project manager, at: USACE Regulatory California South Branch, 1325 J Street, Room 1350, Sacramento, California 95814-2922; or via email at, or by calling 916-557-5269.

Robert Kidd

Release no. 15-012