Mountain Meadows Reservoir Wildlife Enhancement; water quality improvement project

The project will lead to the development of infrastructure that will protect the shoreline of the Mountain Meadows Reservoir (MMR) in an attempt to enhance wildlife habitat and improve water quality. It will also fund the development of an annual monitoring program to assess the impact that the infrastructure has on wildlife in and around the MMR and the downstream effects on water quality in partnership with the Lake Almanor Watershed Group.
Sponsoring Agency
Mountain Meadows Conservancy (MMC)
Primary Contact
Nils Lunder
Contact Email
Project Number
Matching Funds
None listed
Total Cost
DAC Benefit
Supplemental Information
Project will be monitored in order to determine how the infrastructure impacts wildlife habitat as well as water quality; these monitoring efforts will be a collaborative effort with other on-going projects run by local organizations.
DWR Resource Management Strategies
Agricultural land stewardship, Economic incentives, Ecosystem restoration, Flood management, Forest management, Land use planning and management, Outreach and engagement, Pollution prevention, Recharge area protection, Sediment management, Surface storage - regional/local, Wastewater/NPDES, Water and culture, Water-dependent recreation, Watershed management
Project Objectives
Address economic challenges of agricultural producers, Build communication and collaboration among water resources stakeholders, Continue to actively engage in FERC relicensing within the Region, Coordinate management of recharge areas and protect groundwater, Effectively address climate change adaptation and/or mitigation in water resources management, Enhance public awareness and understanding of water management issues and needs, Improve coordination of land use and water resources planning, Improve efficiency and reliability of water supply and infrastructure, Maximize agricultural, environmental, and municipal water use efficiency, Protect, restore, and enhance the quality of surface and groundwater resources, Restore natural hydrologic functions, Work with DWR to develop strategies and actions for the operation of SWP facilities
Project Status
Potential Benefits
Assist the region in adapting to effects of climate change, Disadvantaged Communities, Drought Preparedness, Generation or reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (e.g. green technology), Native American Tribal Communities
Project Owner

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