Independent Review of the 2-Gates Fish Protection Demonstration Project

The 2-Gates Fish Protection Demonstration Project has been proposed as an adaptive management experiment in using operable gates in the central Delta for protection of sensitive species and management of water supply. The project proponent has assembled a Summary Document that describes the project goals and objectives, hypotheses, conceptual model, and adaptive management framework. The CALFED Science Program has assembled an Independent Review Panel consisting of national experts who will review the 2-Gates Project Summary Document prior to the meeting, participate in discussion with the proponents, and produce a Review Panel report.

CALFED Science Program Independent Review Panel for the 2-Gates Fish Protection Demonstration Project

The CALFED Science Program assembled an Independent Review Panel to review the 2-Gates Project.

This review focused on:

  1. The adequacy of the assembled information as justification for such an experiment;
  2. An assessment of the proposed data collection and synthesis protocols for determining the success of such an experiment, and;
  3. The likelihood for achieving the stated objectives of the adaptive management experiment.

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Meeting Outcomes


Thursday, August 6, 2009
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
650 Capitol Mall, 5th Floor, Delta Room
Sacramento, CA 95814

Agenda

The meeting will facilitate communication between the Independent Review Panel and project proponents during the review of the 2-Gates Fish Protection Demonstration Project. The Review Panel consists of national experts who will review the 2-Gates Project Summary Document prior to the meeting, participate in discussion with the proponents, and then produce a Review Panel report addressing the Panel Charge Questions.

Materials to be Reviewed

Review Panel Members (short bios)

Dr. Stephen Monismith – Stanford University, Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Dr. James J. Anderson – University of Washington, Fisheries Ecology
Dr. Charles “Si” Simenstad – University of Washington, Estuarine Ecology
Dr. Alan F. Blumberg – Stevens Institute of Technology, Ocean Engineering
Dr. Peter Goodwin, P.E. – University of Idaho, Ecohydraulics