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:
- The adequacy of the assembled information as justification for such an experiment;
- An assessment of the proposed data collection and synthesis protocols for determining the success of such an experiment, and;
- The likelihood for achieving the stated objectives of the adaptive management experiment.
- Transmittal letter from Cliff Dahm to BOR (October 5, 2009)
- Science review of the 2-Gates Project (September 29, 2009)
- Response from BOR (October 30, 2009)
- Acknowledgement of Proponents Response letter from Cliff Dahm (Nov 18, 2009)
- Response from proponents (November 15, 2009)
Thursday, August 6, 2009
8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
650 Capitol Mall, 5th Floor, Delta Room
Sacramento, CA 95814
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
- 2-Gates Project Summary Document and appendices
- Appendix A: Product Backgound and Regulatory Constraints
- Appendix B: Particle Tracking and Analysis of Adult and Larval/Juvenile Delta Smelt
- Appendix C: Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Turbidity Modeling
- Appendix D: Monitoring and Analysis to Determine if Elevated Turbidities From The Sacramento River Trigger Movement of Adult Delta Smelt
- Appendix E: Fixed Site Monitoring Associated with 2-Gates Project Operations
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
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