- Author: Karen Jetter
- Author: Kjersti Nes
- Posted by: Guy B Kyser
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) is one of the agencies responsible for operating a facility that pumps water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta into the California Aqueduct. The California Aqueduct pumps water for uses south of the facilities. This water is used for agriculture in the San Joaquin Valley valued at $33.4 billon in 2015 (CAC 2015), and for millions of other users in Californian homes and businesses.
Before that water can be pumped, debris, weeds and fish must be removed. This is done at the Tracy Fish Facility. A series of screens and diversions are used to remove the objects and capture the fish. The debris is mechanically removed from the river, and the fish are transported and released...