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Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report

  Title Page
  Table of Contents
  Executive Summary
     
  1.0   Introduction and Purpose and Need
    1.1     Introduction
    1.2 Purpose and Need for the Action
      1.2.1      Purpose and Need Statement
      1.2.2 Goals and Objectives
    1.3 General Setting and Location
    1.4 Legislative and Management History
    1.5 Indian Tribes
    1.6 Project Facilities
      1.6.1 Trinity River Division
      1.6.2 Central Valley Project
      1.6.3 State Water Project
    1.7 Similarities and Differences between NEPA and CEQA
    1.8 Scoping and Public Involvement
    1.9 Other Related Environmental Process
    1.10 Preparers of the DEIS/EIR
    1.11 Areas of Controversy
   
  2.0 Description of Alternatives
    2.1 Alternatives
      2.1.1 Selection of the Preferred Alternative
      2.1.2 No Action Alternative
      2.1.3 Maximum Flow Alternative
      2.1.4 Flow Evaluation
      2.1.5 Percent Inflow Alternative
      2.1.6 Mechanical Restoration Alternative
      2.1.7 State Permit Alternative
    2.2 Alternatives Considered but Eliminated
      2.2.1 Remove Trinity and Lewiston Dams
      2.2.2 Harvest Management
      2.2.3 Fish Passage Facilities
      2.2.4 Truck Fish around the Dams
      2.2.5 Predator Control
      2.2.6 Increase Hatchery Production
      2.2.7 Pumped Storage Project
      2.2.8 Channel Augmentation Using Weaver Creek
   
  3.0 Affected Environment and Environmental Consequences
    3.1 Introduction
      3.1.1 Trinity River Basin
      3.1.2 Lower Klamath River/Coastal Area
      3.1.3 Central Valley
    3.2 Geomorphic Environment
      3.2.1 Channel Geomorphology and Fluvial Processes
      3.2.2 Attributes of a Healthy Alluvial River
    3.3 Water Resources
      3.3.1 Surface-water Hydrology and Management
      3.3.2 Groundwater
    3.4 Water Quality
    3.5 Fishery Resources
      3.5.1 Native Anadromous Species
      3.5.2 Resident Native and Non-Native Fish
      3.5.3 Reservoirs
     

3.5.4

Ocean Fisheries Economics
    3.6 Tribal Trust
    3.7 Vegetation, Wildlife, and Wetlands
      3.7.1 Vegetation
      3.7.2 Wildlife
      3.7.3 Wetlands
    3.8 Recreation
      3.8.1 Rivers
      3.8.2 Reservoirs
    3.9 Land Use
      3.9.1 Residential/Municipal and Industrial
      3.9.2 Agriculture
      3.9.3 Real Estate
    3.10 Power Resources
    3.11 Socioeconomics
    3.12 Cultural Resources
    3.13 Air Quality
    3.14 Environmental Justice
   
  4.0 Other Impacts and Commitments
    4.1 Cumulative Impacts
      4.1.1 Implementation of Central Valley Project Improvement Act
      4.1.2 SWRCB Water Rights Process and CALFED Bay-Delta Program
      4.1.3 Deregulation of Electric Industry in California
      4.1.4 Changes in Federal Farm Support Programs
      4.1.5 Changes in Demand for Agricultural Products
      4.1.6 Changes to Fisheries Management
      4.1.7 Changes in Demand for Recreational Opportunities
      4.1.8 Changes in Trinity River Basin Consumptive Water Use
      4.1.9 Five Counties Coho Conservation Program
      4.1.10 Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL)
      4.1.11 Lower Klamath Restoration Partnership
      4.1.12 Changes in California Forest Practice Rules
      4.1.13 Tribal Water Quality Control Planning
      4.1.14 Cumulative Impacts Analysis
    4.2 Growth-inducing Impacts
    4.3 Irreversible and Irretrievable Commitments of Resource and Significant Impacts that Would Remain Unavoidable Even after Mitigation
    4.4 Short-term Uses of the Environment Versus Long-term Productivity
    4.5 Environmental Commitments and Mitigation and Significant Unavoidable Impacts
   
  5.0 Consultation and Coordination
    5.1 Lead and Participating Agencies
      5.1.1 Applicable Laws, Policies, and Programs
    5.2 Individuals Involved in Preparation of EIS/EIR
   
  6.0 References
    6.1 Publication
    6.2 Legal References
       
  Appendices
    A. Water Resources / Water Quality
    B. Fishery Resources
    C. Vegetation, Wildlife, and Wetland Resources
    D. Recreation Resources
    E. Land Use
    F. Power Resources
    G. Socioeconimic and Environmental Justice
    H. Air Quality
   
  Attachments
    A. Glossary of Terms, Abbreviations, and Acronyms, and Conversion Tables
    B. Index

Last updated: April 15, 2009