US Army Corps of Engineers
San Francisco District

Dry Creek (Warm Springs Dam) Lake and Channel

 

DRY CREEK (WARM SPRINGS DAM) LAKE AND CHANNEL
OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE

PROJECT LOCATION AND Description

Dry Creek Lake and Channel is part of the tributary of the Russian River 75 miles north of the city of San Francisco in the County of Sonoma.  It consists of an earthen- and rock-fill dam, and reservoir.  The project was completed in 1983 for flood control, water supply, environmental stewardship, and recreation purposes.  Authorization for mitigation was added in 1974.

     TOTAL FUNDING

 

 

     TOTAL COST

N/A

 

     FEDERAL COST

N/A

 

     NON-FEDERAL COST

N/A

 

 

 

 

     FISCAL YEAR 2019 ALLOCATION

$ 7,494,000

 

     FY 2020 BUDGET

                           $ 6,816,000

 

     COST TO COMPLETE

N/A

 

 

FY 19 AND FY20 ACCOMPLISHMENTS (based on the availability of funds)

  • Normal annual operation and maintenance of the project for flood control, water supply, recreation, environmental stewardship and mitigation hatchery purposes.
  • Normal annual operation and maintenance of the project.

ISSUES AND OTHER INFORMATION

  • The Sonoma County Water Agency is the Non-Federal Sponsor (NFS).
  • The fish hatchery mitigates for three federally-listed endangered species—steelhead trout and Chinook and Coho salmon. California Department of Fish and Game and National Marine Fisheries Service, USACE has initiated a new Coho recovery program that to date is succeeding. Last remaining viable population within California central coast resides at WSD hatchery.  If hatchery fails then the species will go extinct.  To safeguard this population, a filtration system at the hatchery is planned to be installed if funding allows.  25% of the funding for the mitigation / hatchery comes from Coyote Valley Dam project.

CONGRESSIONAL INTEREST

  • 2nd District, Rep. Jared Huffman

POINT OF CONTACT

  • Deputy for Project Management, Edwin S. Townsley, (415) 503-6593.

Updated on 31 January 2019

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Contact

General Questions
415-503-6708
450 Golden Gate
San Francisco, CA 94102